Shenandoah County Supervisors Allocate Funds for School Safety

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

Shenandoah County school leaders met with the board of supervisors to propose safety changes for public schools.

Superintendent Doctor Keith Rowland said the supervisors gave the school system $293,000 for improvements.

He said $50,000 will pay for school resource officers in every school until the end of the school year.

The rest of the funds will be allocated to architectural changes for entrances so doors remain locked at all times.

Other changes will include installing magnetic locks and a video intercom system at front entrances.

Schools will have safe lock hardware on all interior doors so that doors can be secured quickly in the event of a lockdown.

School leaders also plan to increase the ability for staff to communicate with school resource officers.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190967091 - whsv.com/a?a=190967091