$245 Million Proposed for School Security in Detroit
Dearborn Public Schools in Detroit could add new security upgrades, such as security cameras, to its buildings if voters approve a $245 million bond issue, according to a news report.
Board members discussed placing the measure on the November ballot to kick-start efforts aimed at improving security and other features in the district’s 30-plus structures. The district is sending the bond proposal to state officials this month for approval before the school board moves forward.
“We really have to consider our best opportunities, since we do believe that this is necessary in order for us to continue to support our public schools here,” Board of Education President Mary Petlichkoff said during a meeting last week.
The report says the idea emerged from community forums in the last two years for the three major high schools and the school board created a task force that included residents and district staffers, who recommended seeking a bond to support projects that would update district facilities and enhance campus safety.