On Thursday, Bremen City Schools Superintendent, David Hicks announced a number of safety improvements for all Bremen District Schools that will be in place in time for the start of school next month.
Our board of education, within our fiscal year 19 budget, has allocated quite a bit of money for us to have some upgrades. We have quite a few, of course student safety is our top priority, announced Hicks. The highlights include camera systems at all of our schools interior and exterior. Weve had them but weve added state of the art camera systems that can be accessed remotely form the administration and the police department has access where they can access general areas like the hallways and cafeterias.
Many of the security improvements will not have much effect on day-to-day activities. However, parents, students and teachers will now be required to use a buzz-in system at the main entrance of schools.
Obliviously that takes a little more time. It is more detailed. You will have to bring in your drivers license to check a student out. We havent done that in the past and that obviously takes more time. We are requesting patience from parents. We wouldnt do that unless it was for something like safety. And we know our parents will understand, said Hicks.
Hicks will address the safety improvements in more detail during a pair of open house events on August 1.