Showing posts with label school security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label school security. Show all posts

Thursday, February 4, 2010

District 150 taking a serious look at school security

Hidden in a story about renovations to Peoria High School is a very important tidbit about school security at the newly consolidated school. The pjstar reports that both district and school officials from Peoria High and Woodruff have met with officials from the Peoria police and fire departments, District 150 security and the park district. They also have met with a nationally known expert in school security, Michael Dorn, collaborating on what's in place and what is needed.


Their recommendations include a new glass wall inside the front entrance, requiring all visitors to go through the office to enter the building; more than 20 new security cameras; additional lighting; and re-examining how students enter and exit the building. The plans show costs at an estimated $825,000 in security and technology upgrades.