PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) - Portage Public Schools will spend more than a half million dollars to improve security at the entrances of 11 buildings.
The $606,100 upgrades will be paid for through the Building Site and Sinking Budget and will allow better control of who enters buildings and funnel visitors through office entrances.
The district says the plans have been discussed for some time, but "recent national security issues" pushed it to act more quickly.
To pay for the upgrades, the demolition of the Administration Building and the replacement of a parking lot at Angling Road Elementary will be delayed for at least one year.
School security will be on the ballot in both Grandville and Wyoming Tuesday. Those districts are asking voters to approve bonds that include security upgrades at building entrances.
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