Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

April 15, 2014

Security measures added at SDCSC

ST. LEON – Tom Harris, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. support services director, gave trustees an update April 10 on the safety and security measures being added in the district.

“Every school now has a sensor on the exterior doors, and we can see when they’re open.” There is a timing mechanism on them, and “we can tell if a door’s been propped open because the principal will have a message appear in his or her e-mail. When it’s closed, then it will say clear.”

All faculty members have swipe cards with IDs, except for Bright Elementary School, but they will have them soon, he revealed.

“We can tell who came in the doors” because the names show up on a computer listing. It also shows if a door has been forced open, “meaning someone like me used a key to get in.”

New security cameras are being added. “North Dearborn Elementary School is done, and the high school and middle school should be completed within a month.” Later the other three schools will be completed.

The new system for each building has “one dome with four cameras in it, which gives a panoramic view, and we can see the whole parking lot, and it can zoom in on certain spots. We will have two months of video, and the old ones only had three to four days.

“The best thing about this is how quick it works. I can click one button and get a view of everything.”

Harris pointed out, “Once the kids know they (the cameras) work, it should solve some issues.”

In other news, President Jeff Lyness noted, “The board is in the process of scheduling a work session on the tutoring issues. We don’t have the date finalized, but it is probably going to be in the next two weeks.”

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