The Belmond-Klemme school board agreed Nov. 13 to spend over $28,000 to install an intercom system in Jacobson Elementary School.

  The building, which has been open for just over 10 years, does not have a school-wide intercom. There are speakers in the hallways, gymnasium, cafeteria, music and art rooms. However, the speakers were never connected to a central unit in the office or to the telephone system. The main office can call any classroom (or all the classrooms) by speaker phone.

  “The teachers (in Jacobson) want the security of a good public announcement system,” Superintendent Dan Frazier said.

  The intercom system will be an extension of the one in the junior/senior school, which will allow district-wide safety announcements when needed.

   In other business, the board....  read the entire story in this week's Belmond Independent.