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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Calling all students

WESTBOROUGH

In an effort to beef up security, Gibbons Middle School in Westborough is getting a state-of-the art intercom system.

The Fisher Street school for grades 7 and 8 will receive a new intercom to replace a 10-year-old unit that cannot be heard in eight classrooms, several hallways and a few other areas of the building, Superintendent Anne Towle said.

Last Wednesday, the School Committee approved $20,000 to $30,000 from the districtís fiscal 2007 budget on the purchase of a new unit.

The school intercom system is for daily and emergency announcements, Towle said. The idea for an upgrade came after officials began reviewing security procedures in place at all district schools, she said.

- Jennifer Rosinski

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