Earlier this month the Lower Moreland School Board approved the purchase of 650 new lockers to be installed in Murray Avenue Middle School.
The Board met for its special meeting last week and approved a payment in the amount of $130,195 for the lockers from School Essentials, Inc. The School Board felt the condition and age of the existing lockers was not suitable for its school.
“The need to replace the lockers in the Murray Avenue School was included in the School District’s five year capital plan," Superintedent Marykay Feeley said. "The age and condition of the lockers is extremely poor and many fail to operate properly."
On average, the total comes to about $200 per new locker.
The new lockers will be ready for the following school year starting next fall.
"The school board approved proceeding with the work, which will be performed this summer," Feeley said. "The project will provide safe and secure storage for students belongings when they return to school in September.”