More security cameras in the high school gym and shop classroom, cameras at the elementary school, and a wireless keycard system are among $36,400 in security improvements approved Monday by the Peabody-Burns school board.
The board received seven bids for the project and selected a $36,400 bid from CBS Manhattan.
“With what we’re doing with doors, CBS is by far the most expert when it comes to making sure the doors are working right,” superintendent Ron Traxson said.
In a phone interview Tuesday, he emphasized CBS’s history with the district.
“We’ve done business with CBS over the years with our lock system,” Traxson said. “They are also familiar with our camera system; they use the same product.”
Traxson said the gym and shop were targeted for increased surveillance because of student traffic in those areas.
“I can’t say enough of our kids,” Traxson said. “They do a good job with taking care of facilities, our adults do a good job, but those are two areas where we have a lot of people and a lot of activity.”