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Durham to pay for school bus radios
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Durham School Services has agreed to pay for new narrow-band radios that must be installed on all buses before Jan. 1. The FCC has mandated all licensees using 25 kHz radio systems migrate to narrow-band 12.5 kHz channels by Jan. 1, 2013, according to County Executive John Pelham. Licensees that do not meet the deadline face the loss of license and the possibility of paying a $16,000 fine per day of uncompliance.Addendums were added to the existing contract between Durham School Services and the Warren County Board of Education stating Durham will own the radios when their lease with the county is up.Added to paragraph 4 of the “Lease Agreement for Buses and Equipment” was:“However, the parties agree that two-way radios purchased and installed on district-owned buses at contractor’s sole expense shall not be considered fixtures.