Adams-Cheshire Improving School Building Security
iBerkshires.com reports Adams-Cheshire Regional School District plans to undergo a security overhaul.
School Committee member Michael Mucci told the committee Monday that the district will make some substantial security upgrades before the close of the year through grant funds.
The district received a $50,000 Safe School Grant this past summer.
Superintendent Aaron Dean went over some of the proposed upgrades and said more access points will be installed at the high school and a "lockbox" system will be implemented that will better manage school access.
There is also a plan to re-key much of the building and better manage keys given out.
Where possible, more swipe card systems will be installed instead of physical keys. These can be monitored and programmed.
Dean said he did not see a need for anyone except for administration and maintenance to have manual exterior keys that work during even closed hours.
Security camera improvements will also be made.