East Coast Town Votes to Beef Up School Security

Published: December 3, 2006

LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Longmeadow residents convened at a Town Meeting on Nov. 28 to vote on whether to dedicate $383,617 to the effort of enhancing security at its public schools and the Greenwood Children’s Center.

The expenditure was approved by a 161-47 vote. The funds will be used to purchase new doors, cameras and anything else needed to safeguard the town’s schools.

Some community leaders expressed concern that appropriate research had not been conducted before deciding upon which course of action to take with regard to school safety.

School Committee Chairwoman Mary Vogel, however, said the situation was thoroughly assessed and that the decision was made with appropriate considerations in mind.

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