North Allegheny (Pa.) schools to make infrastructure upgrades

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The North Allegheny School Board Wednesday approved wiring upgrades and security measures for its buildings.

Eight board members voted to finance $4 million in technology improvements through a low-interest loan from PNC Bank. Projects include replacing the network infrastructure equipment and upgraded data wiring for all seven elementary schools and installing wireless coverage in each district building.

The work will be financed over seven years at an annual cost not to exceed $610,719.50.

The elementary wiring from 1999 does not support most of the devices available today, administrators said.

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