"Hermitage School District will receive $25,604, which will be used to buy digital two-way radios and a repeater, an antenna device that would be installed at the schools to help increase the range of the radios’ signals, said Superintendent Dr. Dan Bell.
The radios would be given to select personnel and would allow them to communicate with not only each other, but also school buses, Bell said.
“The repeater is almost like a mini-cellphone tower, so with walkie-talkies we could only communicate for short distances, but the repeater can increase the range for miles,” Bell said.
Aside from the communication equipment, the funds will be used to purchase and install barriers that can be used to stop vehicles, Bell said."
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