The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District, through a $65,000 “Community Oriented Policing Services’ Secure Our Schools” federal grant, completed installation of a new security camera system at Adrian, Rowland and Sunview Elementary Schools and several additional surveillance capabilities at Charles F. High School. Due to this project, all schools at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District now have outdoor and indoor security cameras.
The grant provided for 73 outdoor and indoor security cameras to be installed at Adrian, Rowland and Sunview. In addition, the grant provided for a surveillance room to be built at Charles F. Brush High School as a central hub of monitoring the District’s extensive security camera system. The grant also provides money for the installation of an upgraded security buzzer system at the elementary schools, which is slated for installation over the summer of 2012.
“This COPS grant is a great example of the District’s increased collaboration with the Lyndhurst and South Euclid Police Departments,” said Director of Business Services, Chad Welker. “We worked with both police chiefs and our school resource officer, Kathy Tomaro, to identify our needs and write the grant. This will help to enhance the safety and security of our children”
“We are very excited that all of our school buildings have an extensive security camera system. This project has enhanced the capabilities of our security personnel, who are now able to monitor major areas of the district, including the perimeter of the schools, at any given time. The surveillance room and other additional surveillance capabilities will provide us with a very comprehensive view of the district,” said Supervisor of Security, Will Van Horne, who oversees security services for the District.
The COPS grant required that the District match the grant with local funding.