June 18, 2012 (Independence, IA) –District residents and alumni now have an opportunity to watch real‐time construction progress of the new Jr./Sr. High School. The Independence Community School District (ICSD) has launched two webcams streaming live footage from the construction site. The webcams are located on the north side of the site and can be viewed at
Streaming webcam footage has become increasingly popular the last few years with the success of cameras like the Decorah Eagle Cam. Live streams allow visitors to check in on the progress of a project at their leisure and offer a way to keep up to date if they are not in close proximity.
“The cameras are an excellent way for us to share this exciting time in our district with former students, residents, and prospective students,” said Superintendent Russell Reiter. “We are so proud of the communities of Brandon, Independence, and Rowley and want to share this progress as much as possible. It gives prospective families and businesses a firsthand look at the growth taking place in the Independence area.”
The purchase of the cameras and the live stream service was made possible by business sponsors located on the web pages next to the footage. ICSD will provide the live feed for the entire duration of the project and may possibly reposition the two cameras to show interior shots once the project is further along. Upon completion of the project, the cameras will be used as part of the building’s security surveillance.
Jenny Yoder, Fusion Forward