- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Quincy public school officials will replace aging metal detectors, upgrade surveillance cameras and create a system for monitoring visitors with an $116,310 state grant.

Joel Murphy is the school district’s business manager. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/1yIohf4 ) Murphy told the school board’s finance committee the grant was a portion of the $172,350 officials sought from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s school-security grant program. That program is funded with federal money.

Without the extra money officials had to postpone improvements at Adams and Quincy high schools

The new equipment - plus upgrades to each school’s doors - will be installed at Berrian, Dewey, Ellington, Madison, Monroe and Washington elementary schools.

The hardware will eventually be moved to five newly constructed elementary buildings over the next five years.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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