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Westborough schools eye beefed-up security

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 22, 2007 09:56 AM

WESTBOROUGH

The Westborough School Committee is studying whether to launch significantly increased security measures at the town's schools, including whether to lock all exterior doors and install security cameras.

At the suggestion of Superintendent Anne Towle, a subcommittee to review safety procedures at all six schools in the district. The subcommittee, which will meet quarterly, will include members of the administration, police department, school committee and teachers, Towle said.

The costs to install cameras and change the locking system at the entrances of all six schools so that all doors are locked to outside visitors who must be buzzed in - will be presented to the School Committee on June 6, Towle said.

If approved, the changes would be funded out of the current budget and completed over the summer. Other measures the School Committee is also considering include enhancing the visitor pass system, setting up cameras in the back parking lot, and installing metal detectors.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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