The Knoxville School Board continued its discussion on increasing security in school buildings during their meeting last week. A representative from Strauss Security answered the board’s questions regarding a new system. The doors to each of the buildings could be programmed to be unlocked during busy times of the day, while locking when school was in session. Superintendent Dr. Randy Flack says this kind of system would help better control entry into the school buildings; employees would be given an electronic key fob, while visitors during the day could be monitored before they entered the building.
Dr. Flack says that many schools have started to move toward this type of system in an effort to continue improving the security of school buildings. Dr. Flack adds that they’ll continue discussions about the options during their next meeting, where the board will decide what measures they want to take.