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Local schools working on safety upgrades

Posted: 5:15 PM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 18:16:15-04

This year the state of Wisconsin offered a total of 100 million dollars to schools across the state so that they could upgrade school safety measures.

Most schools haven't finished the upgrades yet because the grant money just came in this summer.

In Appleton, they received about $750,000 for safety upgrades this summer. The superintendent says they used a portion of the money to improve and remodel some of their entrance areas to make them more controllable.

In Green Bay where they received about $835,000, they have a laundry list of improvements scheduled for completion by the end of the school year, including adding cameras, radio devices, and shatter resistant film on exterior doors.

Security cameras are one of the most expensive items that many districts are trying to install right now. Since so many different districts are trying to purchase the same items at the same time, Green Bay School's Safety Coordinator says that it's tough to get them in a timely matter.