Gaylord Community Schools Plans to Bolster Security at School Entrances

Gaylord Community Schools Plans to Bolster Security at School Entrances

Gaylord Community Schools in Michigan plans to use funds awarded by the state’s Competitive School Safety Grant Program to bolster entrance security at three district buildings.

Gaylord Community Schools in Gaylord, Michigan, plans to bolster security at three building entrances this summer.

The district will fund the work using the $612,000 in funding it received from the state’s Competitive School Safety Grant Program in September.

GCS Superintendent Brian Pearson said the work is set to begin as soon as school is out for the summer. The improvements will take place at North Ohio Elementary School, South Maple Elementary and Gaylord Middle School.

“The modifications are safety related and will include moving the main offices at [North Ohio Elementary] and [South Maple Elementary] to the building entry point,” Pearson said. “Moving the offices to the front of the building will make it easier for office personnel to monitor the entrance.”

The school board put the entire project out for bids and, at its March meeting, approved bids totaling almost $711,000.

Pearson said the work is expected to be finished before the 2019-2020 school year begins.

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