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Lafourche Parish school system allocates $29M over the next 10 years on school safety


THIBODAUX, Louisiana — The Lafourche Parish school system is spending $29 million over the next 10 years on school safety.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1IQIGAE ) the school board allocated money Wednesday to 13 priorities.

On May 2, voters redirected part of a property tax from paying school construction debt to upgrading campus safety.

The system plans to add new interior and exterior locks, upgrade intercom and fire alarm systems, convert all schools to single-point entry, add a front-door buzz-in system, hire more school police officers, hire additional safety staff for anti-bullying programs, install a crisis-alert system and add metal detectors, hand-held radios and security cameras.

The system will spend $1.6 million this year.

Over 10 years, the school board is allocating $21.2 million to construction, $4 million for additional staff and $1.4 million for equipment.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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