The new sign will use technology to provide important information to the community, stated a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Zachary School Board.
The facilities committee also investigated several funding sources including sponsorship, but elected against an outside company providing the sign to eliminate the presence of logos on the school campus.
The new LED signs to be constructed at both Zachary High and Northwestern Middle were purchased in accordance with school board policy.
“The construction of the signs will be done by our maintenance personnel, the materials are primarily donated and the masonry work will be donated by a local construction company. The original plaque has been saved and will be placed on the new sign hopefully with a plaque from the new senior class. I think when the new sign is up the community will be pleased,” explained Facilities Chair Scott Swilley.
The committee also investigated the possibility of preserving the history of the structure by trying to relocate the old sign to the entrance at Ada Street which will be finished this summer, but upon inspection the foundation was found not to be substantial enough to allow a move.
“I personally feel the High School and Middle School need a good means of communicating events and activities happening at the schools because there are many taxpaying citizens who no longer have children, but like attending these events,” Swilley said.
Northwestern Middle School will also receive a new sign as part of the project.
For more information, please contact Adonica Duggan at 658-4969.