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WCHS to get solar school zone lights
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Justin Cotten

Warren County High School is going solar, at least as far as its warning light system for traffic is concerned.

The county Budget and Finance Committee, followed by the county Financial Management Committee, met to consider bids received for a project to remove the electric signs at the high school and replace them with modern and eco-friendly lights. 

“These are the bids for the new school zone street lights,” said Finance Department director Justin Cotten. 

Additionally, the project includes one light at West Elementary. It will be located on Club Drive. No light currently exists there. 

Two bids were received on the project: Grissom Underground and Stansell Electric. 

“Grissom Underground is the low bid, but we are not installing all the lights that were on the bid,” said Director of Schools Grant Swallows. “The low bid was $67,689. Because we aren’t taking some of the options, it will be $46,626.”

Going solar, said Swallows, will result in a future cost savings for the district. 

Both Budget and Finance and Financial Management committees unanimously approved the bid from Grissom Underground.