MMSD adding security updates for 2019-20 school year

MMSD adding security updates for 2019-20 school year

The Madison Metropolitan School District is adding security updates including cameras, a new phone system and classroom door locks for the 2019-20 school year.

MMSD announced the updates in a press release Wednesday afternoon, saying that “it is our belief that the safest schools are those that foster a climate of support and respect and that instill a sense of community among students, families and staff.”

According to the release, all K-12 MMSD classrooms will have doors with electronic locks by the start of the school year and doors will automatically lock once closed.

Building services will add additional cameras to all school sites while the phone system will be replaced with one capable of handling mass notifications and alerts during emergencies.

The latest updates are in addition to MMSD’s new Standard Response Protocol, which will train and reinforce lockdowns, lockouts, evacuations and other emergency actions for staff and students across all grade levels.

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