Michigan School District Seeks $8M to Improve Security

The West Ottawa School District wants voters to approve a $90 million to make major improvements in schools, with roughly $8 million being designated to upgrading security.

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – West Ottawa School District is seeking $90 million to make major improvements, including upgrading school security at nearly a dozen facilities.

Last year, WOSD expelled 25 students; six of the expulsions were weapons-related, WZZM13.com reports.

As a result, the district is seeking to improve video surveillance and revamp front entrances at eight elementary and two middle school buildings.

It would cost roughly $8 million out of the $90 million bond proposal to improve security across the district. District officials maintain that the bond proposal will not cost taxpayers more than what they are currently paying
Residents will vote on the issue on May 6.

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