CCSD set to discuss 2013 school security measures

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A massive school security evaluation is complete in Charleston County. CCSD security director Jeff Scott says his security team re-visited all of Charleston County's schools to assess their needs for 2013. His findings are apart of a capital project recommendation report the school board is set to discuss next month.

In December, Scott says nine elementary schools were still in need of a security overhaul in the county. Since that time six of those schools have been upgraded.

The final three schools are apart of the recommendation report totaling $400,000 of the estimated $1.9 million worth of upgrades the security team is recommending for Charleston County.

Other recommendations made by Scott include more than $900,000 worth of fencing to secure school perimeters, the addition of a walk through metal detector in all high schools and additional training for staff and teachers in the county.

However, the work is just a recommendation. The school board has final say on which projects they will be able to fund and which areas they will hold off on.

The next school board workshop is scheduled for April 10th. Board members will be able to discuss the security recommendations in more detail at that time.

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