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VBCPS allocates additional $1 million of funding to school security measures

VBCPS allocates additional $1 million of funding to school security measures
Posted on 10/10/2018

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach passed a resolution at its Oct. 9 meeting to use more than $1 million in reversion funds to support recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety and Security.

These funds will go to bolster security infrastructure around the division, including adding more cameras in schools, expanding access control for staff in buildings, moving security desks closer to school entrances to check in guests as well as increasing external fencing to some school campuses.

"When the Blue Ribbon Panel was commissioned this spring, we took an earnest look at our security offerings and asked for ways we could improve them," said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). "This is yet another step in us continuing that commitment to our community and honoring the expertise and feedback we received from these security professionals."

Read the full news release here.