Mason, MI – By the end of this summer, Phase 1 of Mason Public Schools’ capital improvement project will be complete. This phase included the renovation and expansion of the Harvey Education Center, Alaiedon Elementary and North Aurelius Elementary buildings. Additionally, the district has purchased furniture, equipment and buses as well as has been continuing to upgrade technology throughout all district buildings. Thus far, technology upgrades have consisted of interactive projectors, sit to stand desks, audio amplifiers, lapel microphones, in-ceiling speakers, new security cameras and data file storage upgrades. Additionally, the district has purchased enough Chromebooks for every student, corresponding charging carts and has more than tripled wireless access points in buildings.
This summer, the high school paging system will have new speaker cabling installed and the current cabling will be repaired and extended. In addition to this improved cabling, new exterior speakers and large strobe lights will be installed.
As both Alaiedon and North Aurelius elementary schools get closer to wrapping up building construction, various technology systems are being installed. Wireless access points, door access systems and video intercoms are being installed. New monitors have been installed in the conference rooms and some classrooms have begun to be outfitted with classroom-specific audio-visual upgrades.
Phase 2 of the $67.9 million bond project will begin in Spring 2021 and will consist of the renovation and expansion of Steele Elementary, additional furniture, equipment and bus purchases as well as continued technology and infrastructure upgrades.