Local School District Spends $375,000 For Security Cameras

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WOODWAY (July 17, 2013) -- Midway ISD school board members voted on Tuesday night to spend $375,000 on 161 new digital security cameras for four different campuses within the district.

Bond revenues authorized from a 34.5 million dollar bond election passed in May of this year helped purchase the cameras.

Midway ISD says this is the first purchase they’ve made with bond proceeds since the election.

The cameras will be used to replace old analog cameras at Midway High, Woodway Elementary, Hewitt Elementary, and Spring Valley Elementary.

Some cameras may be added to certain areas on campuses to better enhance school safety and security.

Administrators within Midway ISD can currently access any digital camera already installed within the district via iPad or any mobile device.

Midway ISD’s Executive Director of Technology, Adam Feind, says the new cameras will provide new clearer views that administrators didn’t have before.

“Having these new cameras provides us with some additional functions and features that we wouldn't have had otherwise," Feind said.

“We have seven thousand students, we have 1100 employees, and we're going to be able to provide a safer facility for both students and staff members."

The 161 new cameras will be installed before the upcoming school year.