OPELOUSAS, Louisiana — The St. Landry Parish School Board is moving forward with plans to install security camera systems at seven of the district's rural school campuses.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/19lrdiE ) the board agreed Thursday to accept a $91,000 federal grant through the sheriff's office to help pay the costs of the installations and awarded the $146,059 contract for the security equipment to Louisiana Special Systems.
Schools to receive the security devices are Washington Elementary, Northwest High, Plaisance Elementary, North Central High, Grand Prairie Elementary, Lawtell Elementary and Beau Chene High.
The equipment includes hi-resolution cameras, digital video recorders, flat screen monitors and power supplies.
Representatives from Louisiana Special Systems told the board that most of the installation work will be done during the Christmas break or after schools dismiss for the day.
School officials did not indicate at the meeting whether there were any particular security issues at the campuses scheduled to receive the equipment.
The district pursued the grant after school officials were notified by the sheriff's office that federal funds were available.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com