Eighty-eight Smart Schools plans were approved in New York meaning that more technological improvements are on the way for school districts. Many of those schools are electing to use the funds to improve security, including the Clifton-Fine Central School District. The district will be reimbursed for up to $424,032 in improvements.
Superintendent Regina C. Yeo says the school district will focus on improving the security of main entrances and updating alert systems. The new alert system will have flashing blue lights to accompany loudspeaker announcements, and a system to temporarily disable visitor key fobs during emergencies. Cameras will also be changed out for high-resolution, 360-degree solutions.
Find out how other New York schools plan to improve security here.