High school receives homeland security grant

Patty Miller
The Edmond Sun
January 20, 2009

EDMOND — Edmond is one of 10 state public school districts awarded a $25,000 grant from the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security to help improve school security. 

The grant, written primarily by District Safety Coordinator Jim Rothrock, has been funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“The grant money will be used to build a secure entrance system at Santa Fe High School,” said Associate Superintendent of District Operations Bret Towne. “Once school begins the front lobby will be able to shut down and students or visitors entering the building will be funneled through the main office.”

The grant award will be used to fund modifications to secure hallways that run east and west of the main office and to route traffic after the school day begins and ends through the main office.

Besides installation of securable doorways to hallways from the foyer, an exit from the office (located beyond the east side secured entrance) will be placed at the east end of the main office receiving area.

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