Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

Wisconsin District Plans Security Updates for the 2019-2020 School Year

The Madison Metropolitan School District plans to add security updates such as cameras, a new phone system and classroom door locks for the upcoming school year.

The Madison Metropolitan School District plans to add security updates including cameras, a new phone system and classroom door locks for the 2019-2020 school year. The district announced the updates Wednesday in a news release.

"It is our belief that the safest schools are those that foster a climate of support and respect and that instill a sense of community among students, families and staff,” the release read.

All classrooms, kindergarten through 12th grade, will have electronic locks installed on their doors by the beginning of the next school year. The doors will automatically lock when closed.

All school sites will receive additional cameras. The phone system will be replaced with a system able to handle mass notifications and alerts in case of an emergency.

These security updates will complement MMSD’s new Standard Response Protocol, which will involve training and reinforcing policies for lockdowns, lockouts, evacuations and other emergency response actions for staff and students of all ages.

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