The Eastern Pulaski School Board agreed to move forward with a concept for a school safety grant equipment purchase that will be submitted to the Pulaski County Safety Commission.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Klitzman explained that the $50,000 matching grant would be used to fund several equipment upgrades at the buildings. The grant money would be used to upgrade the security camera system to record digital images, to install a keyless entry system for all staff at the elementary school, to install a new box for emergencies that directly notifies EMS, and to devise a mechanism to display emergency plans in all classrooms.
The funding will cover these primary issues that will be discussed with the members of the Pulaski County Safety Commission.
The board unanimously approved the action to move forward with a concept to be submitted for the acquisition of the grant. The board understands that school safety is at the top of the list and this will ensure that the corporation is moving in the right direction.