Roughly 250 cameras will be installed inside and outside buildings in the Grants Pass School District, starting with Highland Elementary. The district says current security cameras are outdated and footage is grainy. With safety a number one concern, they decided it was time for an update.
“If anything ever happens that involves students or staff or community members, it’s just another level that we can provide for safety and security for everybody that uses our facilities,” Sherri Ely, Grants Pass School District director, said.
The district office and transportation offices will also receive new cameras. The district says they hope to have all cameras installed this fall.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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