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Ridgefield school security money approved by residents for bonding

The Special Town Meeting followed a public hearing Wednesday night in Ridgefield Town Hall.  Residents approved a $731,000 special appropriation for enhanced school security. 


The request from the Board of Education, which will be financed through bonding, has also been approved by the Boards of Finance and Selectmen. 


The request is broken down into three parts. 


$162,000 for locks to interior doors in all of the buildings.  $231,000 for a swipe card system for the 9 schools' entrances and exterior doors.  About $338,000 is being requested for 105 security cameras.  That amount includes all of the wiring and software needed to run the cameras that can be viewed from various locations inside the schools, at the central office and at the police station.

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Dave Rinelli

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