Historically, Public Address Systems have been the backbone of school communications - from bell schedules to fire alarms. Recently, with increasing needs for lockdown systems and the emergence of COVID-19, PA systems assume yet another integral role in school safety. It is this role which qualifies them for both ESSER funding and DOJ grants.
One lesser known application for ESSER Funding is public address systems. These mass notification systems which assist schools with safety and security help schools prepare for, respond to, and reduce COVID-19 transmission.
Why should your building automation system be a key consideration in how to utilize ESSER funds? Air Exchange! Modern building automation systems contribute to improved indoor air quality which delivers better health and student performance.
ESSER Funds have provided a much needed opportunity for facility modernization that can deliver a healthier environment for students and staff. Where does the GESA process fit in that opportunity and how do schools best utilize their funds for healthy buildings improvements? We answer the most commonly asked questions here.
Our five-state region has received over $29 billion in stimulus funding for elementary and secondary education, but how do schools best utilize those funds? We explore two paths - HVAC Enhancements and Occupant Technology - and highlight the solutions that schools can consider as they move forward.