School Security Systems (P926557)

  • Category: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Sub Category: Countywide
  • Administering Agency: Public Schools (AAGE18)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 11/13/13
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing

EXPENDITURE SCHEDULE ($000s) 

FUNDING SCHEDULE ($000s)

Description

This project addresses four aspects of security throughout MCPS, and will serve to protect not only the student and community population, but also the extensive investment in educational facilities, equipment, and supplies in buildings. An FY 2009 appropriation was approved to provide additional funding for new initiatives for the school security program. The initiatives include design and installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera systems in all middle schools, the replacement of existing outdated analog CCTV camera systems in all high schools, the installation of a visitor management system in all schools, and the installation of a visitor access system at elementary schools. An FY 2010 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2011 appropriation was approved to continue the roll out of the new initiatives that began in FY 2009. An FY 2012 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2013 appropriation was approved to continue the roll out the school security program initiative. An FY 2013 supplemental appropriation was approved to accelerate $364,000 from FY 2014 to FY 2013 to allow for the installation of acess control systems in the remaining 26 elemetnary schools, with a completion date of July 2013. An FY 2014 appropriation was approved to continue this project. An FY 2014 supplemental appropriation and amendment to the FY 2013-2018 CIP was approved to implement the state's School Security Initaitve. The supplemental appropriation approved $4.186 million from the state as well as $1.674 million from the county to provide additional security technology at schools as well as minor modifications to enhance security. Anticipated completion date for the initiative is summer 2014.

Fiscal Note

State Reimbursement: not eligible
Public Schools (A18) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.