School Board Increases Security at Entrances

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

WAYNESBORO -- Security at Westwood Hills Elementary School is now a priority and it's all starting with the doors that let people into the school.

Visitors entering after school hours will have to first enter through the new doors and sign in using the "Ident-a-kid" software that were installed late last year.

The system not only creates badges for visitors, it also lets administrators know if anyone is a registered sex offender.

"I just think this is very important that we secure our schools. It just seems like that our schools were probably too accessible. For outsiders and I guess it gives us a little more comfortable feeling that we won't have intruders coming in," said Douglas Norcross, who is a Waynesboro City School Board member.

There are three more Waynesboro schools left to be configured with the new security doors.

One door can cost close to $5,000. The project is expected to wrap up within a month or two.


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