Several area schools are utilizing the county's education sales tax to purchase various upgrades.

At Monday's Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board approved Tecumseh Schools' request to purchase phone and intercom systems for the middle school.

Total cost of the upgrade is $43,337.10 and will be purchased from ISG Technology, LLC in Oklahoma City.

The commissioners approved for Tecumseh Schools to purchase 28 Ladiburg Document Cameras for a total cost of $7,597.50. Pirano Consulting from Conway, Arkansas will supply the cameras.

Tecumseh Schools will use funds available to the district from the county's education sales tax to purchase the phone and intercom system along with the document cameras.

The commissioners approved McLoud Schools to accept bids for a paving project around the bus barn and to divert traffic from the new middle school.

Bethel Schools was approved to purchase four new projectors and projection screens for a total cost of $12,828. The price includes wall mounts and speakers and will be purchased from Shi based in Somerset, New Jersey.

Bethel will use funds available to the district from the county's education sales tax.

District 2 was approved to lease one or more John Deere 672G Motor Graders. The lease is for 60-months at $2,504.62 per month. The lease states that the usage will not exceed 7,500 hours.