Updated 03/13/2013 10:54 PM
SCSD moves forward with new security measures
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse City School Board has voted to move forward with a security system that will be intertwined with the Syracuse Police Department.
The Superintendent and Mayor Stephanie Miner agreed on standardizing the school cameras to be compatible with the Police Department, as well as the Syracuse Fire Department and other city departments.
Syracuse Police have already established nine cameras around the city that have helped to combat crime with 19 more potential surveillance locations proposed to the common council.
School officials say the goal of these cameras is to create a safer environment for students.
"We want students to have the safest community as they go to and from school. And any way the district can assist in that within the federal guidelines, we're willing to do so. And that's what we're doing with the police department," said Chief Accountability Officer Brandan Keaveny.
The new security project is expected to cost no more than $250,000.