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Security Upgrades Coming to Stormonth Elementary, Bayside Middle

Officials plan to lock entrances, require visitors to be buzzed in, and install video surveillance at two of the three district buildings.

Fox Point-Bayside school officials are eyeing security improvements at two of the district's three buildings. 

Last month, the School Board voted to target funds at safety and security upgrades at Stormonth Elementary and Bayside Middle School, Fox Point NOW reports.

Though there have been measures in place in the past, entrances at those facilities will now be locked and require school staff to buzz in visitors. Currently, the main entrance at Bayside Middle School is locked, but another entrance isn't. That entrance will be locked under the new changes. 

Additionally, the district plans to purchase video communication systems, allowing staff to see who is requesting entry into the building. Staff members will be stationed at both locations to ensure visitors aren't left out in the cold, NOW reports. 

School officials are also reviewing possible upgrades at its third facility, the Dunwood Center, but nothing has been planned as of yet, NOW reports. 

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