The Fulton County school board is looking at spending $426,765 to install a locked door buzzer entry system in all of the county’s public schools.
The board is scheduled to vote Oct. 15 on a proposal, which calls for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions Inc. to do the work.
The extra security measures would be funded through the county’s one-percent local option, education sales tax, officials said during a work session Tuesday.
Superintendent Robert Avossa said the plans grew out of school safety conversations over the past year.
“We looked at how we could improve and make our schools safer,” Avossa said. “With their video and audio monitoring capabilities, these access systems will give our schools an added layer of security.”
Installation is to begin in November, with elementary schools as the first priority. The district expects to have all schools outfitted by the end of the school year, school system spokeswoman Susan Hale said.