Michigan School District Improving Access Control

Rockford Public Schools is remodeling all of its entrances as part of a larger project to improve school security.

A school district in Michigan is in the process of renovating all of its entrances to reroute visitors who enter the schools.

The school board of Rockford Public Schools decided to remodel its entrances to force visitors to walk through the main office before being able to walk into the lobby and common areas. The board also decided to install more surveillance cameras at its 13 buildings and replace its first floor windows with shatterproof glass in addition to its changes in access control.

The upgrades to the district, which has 8,000 students,were decided on a year ago when voters approved a $76.1 million school security upgrade, according to mlive.com.

The new security measures will complement existing security features at the schools, such as the entrance buzzer systems, electronic door locks, intercom systems and school security guards. Construction is slated to be completed by the 2015-2016 school year.

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