Education officials are looking to obtain a $3 million grant from the state to help fund various safety and security upgrades to the district’s 14 schools.
The $3 million would fund about 40 percent of the $5 million officials have proposed the project could cost.
Robert Ceberio, chairman of the Board of Education’s finance committee said the district has a list of upgrades “that run the gambit” for every school, including new security cameras, closed circuit televisions, panic alarms, motion sensors, and moving school offices closer to front doors.
“The committee has looked at other possible alternatives to drop that number down even further, but that requires us to have further discussions,” Ceberio said.
Other alternatives include using money from the capital budget or funding it in the next fiscal year, Ceberio said.
“There is still a lot of work to be done to determine if we would even have a referendum,” Ceberio said.