VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Barba
Date: 10/21/16 Phone: 757.263.1017
News Release No. 023 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: jeff.barba@vbschools.com

VBCPS awarded School Security Equipment Grant

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) was awarded a School Security Equipment Grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) worth more than $97,000. It was among $6 million in grants awarded to 96 school divisions across the state.

“As a school division, the safety and security of our buildings is paramount,” said VBCPS Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. “These grant funds will help us maintain our commitment to providing a safe environment in our schools for our students, staff and community. I am appreciative the state has created this grant program, and I thank our Office of Safety and Loss Control staff for their initiative and work identifying and finding these supplemental funding sources for the division.”

The grant funds will go to security upgrades at King’s Grant, Luxford, Rosemont and Williams elementary schools; Corporate Landing, Kempsville, Landstown and Salem middle schools and Ocean Lakes High School.

Specifically, an electronic access control system, with electronic locks and proximity card readers on selected doors, will be installed at the middle and elementary schools. With this year’s additions, all VBCPS middle and high schools will have this technology in place.

Ocean Lakes High School will have equipment installed to improve radio communication.

For more information about the grant, visit the VDOE website.

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