Texas District to Spend $55M to Improve Security

The funds will allow the district to upgrade its video surveillance, access control and other technology solutions throughout its 85 campuses.

CY-FAIR, Texas – The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District plans to spend $55 million to install nearly 4,000 security cameras at 85 campuses.

Each elementary school will receive 10 cameras; middle schools will receive 20; and high schools will install 40 devices, ABC13 reports.

Additionally, the district also plans to install panic buttons, two-layered security doors at all visitor entrances, bullet-resistant glass and visitor video monitored entrances.

Other upgrades will include a brand new digital radio system that includes five new radio towers and replacement of all UHF radios. Tri-campuses – campuses that include an elementary, middle and high school – will also install call boxes.

The district also plans to purchase more than 400 school buses to keep students from walking along dangerous roads.

The upgrade is part of a $1.5 billion bond package that was unanimously passed months ago.

Some parents and students have criticized the upgrades and questioned the need for the $55 million additions.


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