Civil Municipal - Oct 2023

264 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 10 #5 Best School District in Arkansas. That and the expert allocation of funds towards the district’s digital advancement, ensuring that students have access to state- of-the-art AI software, iPads, smartboards, drones, and robotics. And even these advancements have frontline support within the school’s Department of Technology, directed by BJ Burgess, a Greenbrier alum. A School District Worthy of Praise With its clever application of technology, empathy, and savvy budgeting, the Greenbrier School District has created a culture of safety, progress, and individual choice for its students. With layers of physical security, mental health resources, and professional development, it’s evident that any parent who wants to give their child an advantage should consider one of the seven schools with the Greenbrier School District as their top choice. It is a place where teachers and students grow and, as indicated by Technology Director BJ Burgess’s presence, people will return to. “You can see the passion, all the way down to the classroom,” Burgess describes, “from top to bottom, making it a place that students want to learn.” In the wake of rising privatization and the push for more funding to go toward expensive charter schools, thus limiting the options of lower- income families, having such a front-runner like Greenbrier lead the way for public schools sets a hopeful outlook for the future of education. PREFERRED VENDOR/PARTNER n Progressive Technologies, Inc. Progressive Technologies, Inc is a sole source partner for Security and Life Safety in hundreds of school districts across multiple states. We design, install, maintain, test and monitor, Security Camera’s, Access Control, Vapor Detection, Fire Alarm, Intrusion and Intercom. PTI is an industry leader for data/structured cabling, fiber, and IP phone systems. n Nabholz Construction Since 1949, Nabholz has grown into a national multi-service contractor with a team of over 1,400 industry professionals serving our clients and communities. Located in seven states with unmatched quality and service, we’re strategically positioned to be our customers’ single-source provider of any construction, facility maintenance, or specialty installation need. n Johnson Controls