Security Boost Coming To Iowa City Area Schools

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

Tools

By Mark Carlson

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A significant boost to security is coming to the Iowa City Community School District. On Tuesday the school board approved a safety and security plan that will make improvements to every school building in the district.

The nearly $5 million plan will put an emphasis on increasing communication, both within schools and between schools.

“We have a large school district, 27 buildings, spread from Hills to [North Liberty],” said Superintendent Steve Murley. “We’re confident we can communicate corner to corner in the district.”

The plan will also improve locks on classroom and school doors, as well as improve security camera systems throughout the district.

“We identified 15 areas in which we could make improvements to safety and security systems,” David Dude, ICCSD chief operating officer, said in an email to Murley last week. “These plans would impact every building in the district.”

Work to improve security will begin immediately, with some larger projects being put on hold until the summer, Murley said.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG