Wichita superintendent seeks security upgrades

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s school superintendent is asking the district to spend $3 million to improve school security.

The school board will consider superintendent John Allison’s request at its meeting next Monday.

Allison says the money is needed to install high-definition cameras, computers, keyless-entry doors, a revamped dispatch center and more.

He has proposed a contract with Aventura Technologies Inc. to install and launch a centralized surveillance system that would monitor more than 100 schools and other sites.

The district’s current surveillance system includes video cameras and digital video receivers that were installed through a grant nine years ago.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/136ThFq ) the a report on the proposal says the system is prone to equipment malfunctions and doesn’t cover enough area.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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