THE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES INSTALLATION OF SECURITY
CAMERAS AT MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
SOUTH PASADENA – The Board of Education approved the purchase and installation of security cameras for South Pasadena Middle School and South Pasadena High School during its December 9, 2014 Board Meeting. The purchase is a continuation of the efforts by Superintendent Geoff Yantz and school administrators to maintain campus security and augment student safety.
This is not the first of the District’s efforts to increase overall security. In 2012, funding from the Measure M Bond financed the purchase of security cameras at South Pasadena Middle School. The initiative approved by the Board will provide the school with additional units as well as update the existing cameras, while the high school cameras will monitor common areas around the campus as well as the pool and the football stadium.
“The first commitment is, of course, the safety and well-being of students, staff, and parents,” said Dr. Yantz. “Of course, protecting and preservation of the district facilities is also important. The Board feels, and I concur, that both will be addressed with the installation of these security cameras.”
Network Integration Company (NIC) Partners, the entity contracted to complete the installation, cabling and digital recording for the project, has existing relationships with other school districts, including Duarte Unified School District, El Segundo Unified School District, and Manhattan Beach Unified School District.
Financing for the existing project will come from the District’s Special Reserve for Capital Outlay Projects Fund, a restricted fund specifically for building improvement.
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