RTHS board OKs phone system upgrade

RTHS board OKs phone system upgrade

RANTOUL — Make a phone call to Rantoul Township High School, and chances are, that call will cut out or end up disconnected.

The RTHS board this week approved 7-0 to fix the current phone system and make efforts to ensure dropped calls or disconnected calls don't happen in the future.

"It's just something that we need to do," RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio said. "As a school, we do a whole lot of communication. We require teachers to make phone calls to parents, and we have people calling in all the time. When you can't communicate with them, you can't do business."

The board approved a quote of $37,076 from Genesis Adaptive, Bloomington, to install a new phone system in the school. The quote was one of four the district received, and Amerio said since the issues is a technology and telecommunications topic, it did not need to go out for a bid.

Board member Marla Deem asked when the district is planning on accomplishing this, and Amerio said work would begin "as soon as possible" on installing the new system.

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