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The Springfield City School District has invested over $1.5 million throughout the last year to prioritize the safety and security of students and staff. The SCSD Board of Education recently passed a resolution that solidifies this commitment to safety and security in the coming years. A few examples of the District’s recent investments made include:

  • Providing first responders with 24/7 access to buildings and housing additional equipment at SCSD buildings that may be needed in a crisis situation.

  • Replacing all District cameras on a rotating basis and adding cameras to hallways that do not currently have a camera as well as outside area dead spots.

  • Upgrading safety software to communicate faster with first responders.

  • Continuing to participate in a community-based violence reduction committee to investigate and implement a research-based violence prevention program.

“Safety and security will always be our District’s top priority,” said SCSD Superintendent Dr. Bob Hill. “We are constantly analyzing and adjusting our systems and internal processes, with the goal of being one step ahead of any potential crisis and keeping our Wildcat Family out of harm’s way.” 

The District has financed a large portion of these projects through various grant funds.