Pittsylvania County school leaders give green light on more security in schools
Updated On: Jul 11 2013 12:50:46 AM EDT
School leaders in Pittsylvania County adopted a school security plan that includes putting more armed officers in schools and locking more doors.
Tuesday night the school board approved nearly $350,000 to fund the changes.
It's the biggest security change in area schools since Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor introduced the plan in January.
New buzz-in systems is costing the county about $90,000, while new key-less entry locks on rear doors for teachers and staff costs nearly $260,000.
The school board also submitted a grant application that will pay for an officer at all four middle schools. A previous grant is paying officers at high schools.
This covers most of Sheriff Taylor's original plan.
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