New York School District to Receive 10000 in School Security Aid
Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District has been looking for ways to improve their security for years. Now, they will receive $10,000 to enhance their security, which will be used to add security cameras and monitors to the buildings and parking lots.
- By Kaitlyn DeHaven
- July 03, 2019
Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District will receive $10,000 in order to enhance their security. According to state Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119 of Utica, Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District is one of several in her district to receive bullet aid.
Superintendent Robert Reina told the Times Telegram that the school has been working to enhance security for a few years now.
“Over the course of the last few years, [we’ve] been working on a school safety plan, policies and procedures,” Reina said. “This includes some changes to the infrastructure.
According to the district website, the funding will be used for purchasing and enhancing school safety equipment, which includes security cameras and monitors. This includes cameras in the elementary school and high school building and in the parking lots.
The school began to look at ways to improve their security following the Parkland school shooting in 2018. One way they implemented this was by adding push button door locks to all classroom doors.
Reina said the school district doesn’t know when the changes will be implemented, but the planned purchases are processed after the aid is received by the school district.
According to the Times Telegram, other organizations to benefit from the funding from Buttenschon were the Mid-York Library System and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES are both slated to receive upwards of $10,000. Also, the Rome City School District is receiving $325,000, which district Superintendent Peter Blake said will go toward restoring about four to five early intervention positions cut in the most recent school budget. Other aid awarded were $25,000 for Whitesboro Central School District and $10,000 for Oriskany Central School District.
Kaitlyn DeHaven is the Associate Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.