Connecticut District Wants $2M for School Security

Funds would pay for more video surveillance.

The Manchester (Conn.) Board of Education is asking voters for $2 million to pay for K-12 campus safety upgrades.

If approved in the November election, the district will add 173 cameras inside its schools and 132 cameras outside, reports WFSB.

Although the state of Connecticut has issued grants to other districts, Manchester’s superintendent says his district doesn’t qualify for those funds because it has been making upgrades regularly. Thus, the state didn’t determine the district was “in need.”

The security improvements were prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting that occurred in 2012.

Photo by Johnny Vulkan, via Flickr.

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