MOISD approves 911 compliant system

BIG RAPIDS — In an effort to become 911 compliant, the Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District approved updating the phone system to Voice Over Internet Protocol at the Board of Education meeting on Monday.

According to Curtis Finch, superintendent of the MOISD, the board approved $55,000 to pay for the installation of the phone system with Frontier.

The new phone systems will show police which room a phone call is coming from when a teacher calls 911,.

Now that the MOISD is updating its phone server, local school districts also can update their phone system as well if they pay the costs of installing the new phones.

“Hopefully in the long run, all of the school districts can get on board,” Finch said.

In other business, Amanda Powers, principal of the MOISD Education Center, presented the Special Education Showcase to board members.

Powers and other teachers from the Education Center came and discussed how their students are performing in the reading program.

“It’s really exciting because of the Reading Now Initiative, kids are picking up more than we thought,” Finch said.

The board also approved $1.4 million to be used for additions and renovation to the Education Center this summer.

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