School Safety

Michigan SD Upgrades Security with Police Grant

Pontiac School District was awarded a more than $130,000 grant from the Michigan State Police to help upgrade security on their campuses.

The $132,545 grant will be used to install 102 new security cameras throughout the district, with 48 being installed at Pontiac High School.

The new cameras offer a high-definition 360-degree view and will replace older models at the schools. The last time cameras were replaced was in 2016.

“In schools, it’s all about building rings of security, from our windows and doors to finding additional funding like this for prevention and detection,” Jeff Mozdzierz, technology director for the district, told a local newspaper. “We’re always looking to build additional layers of security.”

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Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of Spaces4Learning K-12. She can be reached at ymarquez@1105media.com.