Wicomico County has set aside money for the upcoming fiscal year to increase security at public schools.
There is $1.8 million for school security and technology upgrades that would go for more surveillance cameras, buzz-in systems and security training.
Andy Turner, Coordinator of Safe Schools for the district, told WBOC that officials will start shoring up vulnerabilities of the schools whose average age in 43 years old.
He said that the district would prefer to spend its money on enhancing student’s education but there is a need to ensure that children feel safe.
A Public hearing on the budget is set for May 16th and the Wicomico County Council will vote on its budget that includes money for school security in early June.