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District 58 Board approves bid for district-wide security upgrades

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:24 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – The District 58 Board of Education voted May 13 to start the first phase of security enhancements at all District 58 buildings. The work will take place this summer, for a total cost of $132,970.

"The safety and welfare of our students continues to be our No. 1 priority," said Superintendent Kari Cremascoli. "Numerous measures have long been in place in District 58 to ensure students are educated in safe, nurturing environments, and these enhancements focus on both student safety and a welcoming school environment."

The phase one security enhancements will include the installation of a permanent doorbell, video camera, intercom, and remote controlled locks at the front entrances, as well as a monitor, speaker and unlocking controls in the main offices. Also included is the installation of a card system for entry by authorized staff.

The board also approved the same installations at the two entrances at Longfellow Center, which houses the district's technology and maintenance departments, as well as its Media Services Office.

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