Springfield schools approve security upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – The public schools district board approved security system upgrades at Riverbend and Mt. Vernon elementary schools to address the limitations of current technology in assisting with identifying people in unlawful behavior and improve student safety.

The proposal was submitted by chief operations officer Brett Yancey, who wrote, “Many of the existing security systems throughout the District were installed 20-plus years ago and are failing, or have failed and can no longer be serviced.

“Every time we have an incident at Riverbend we’re not able to pull camera footage or a . . .

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