New Hampshire Schools Receive Funding for Security Upgrades

New Hampshire Schools Receive Funding for Security Upgrades

In June, School Department Business Administrator Steve Bartlett said that the district wanted the grant money for security cameras, keyless access and a secure entryway for the New Franklin School.

Portsmouth School Department officials received word recently that Portsmouth High School and New Franklin Elementary School will each receive $100,000 in funds for upgrades to campus safety and security.

The combined total of $200,000 comes from New Hampshire’s general fund. In June, Homeland Security Director Perry Plummer said a total of $30 million will be distributed to 90 percent of the state’s public schools. Eligibility requirements for the funds required school officials to submit applications and districts to have local first responders, along with school and state officials, conduct a security assessment.

Plummer said that New Hampshire districts will install video surveillance, retrofit entryways with double doors and install swipe-card locking systems. He added that many schools were upgrading communications systems and coating glass with specialized film to make it impenetrable.

In June, School Department Business Administrator Steve Bartlett said that the district wanted the grant money for security cameras, keyless access and a secure entryway for the New Franklin School.

The $100,000 Homeland Security grant for New Franklin School was announced in an email newsletter from the school on Friday. Parents were told it will be used “for improvements such as cameras, plans for improved front entry and other security measures.”

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