Sioux Falls School District to Spend $50M for School Security

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls School Board voted Monday to spend $50 million for 17 construction projects that will help improve school security.

The board will use the funds to renovate the front offices at 11 schools. The renovation will keep visitors from entering a building unless a staff member allows the visitor access, The Argus Leader reports.

The 17-school district has already completed the security updates at six of its schools.

Last year, the school board voted to accelerate $6.7 million in access control renovations, including visitor badges and locked school doors, following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

The district will also use the funds to add more classrooms to schools, as well as build more institutions to accommodate district growth.

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