School board discusses increased security measures

Mar 26, 2015 1:35 PM by News Staff

A string of break-ins and vandalism cases at local schools has Chico Unified School District officials rethinking campus security measures.

At Wednesday night's school board meeting officials discussed how the district would fund the hiring of a private security firm to patrol campuses after hours.

The district has already hired a private security company to patrol campuses overnight at a cost of $2800 a month, but officials have expressed reservations about dipping into the district's general fund to pay for security.

At Wednesday's meeting a new proposal for armed security guards on campus was heard by the board, but was ultimately tabled for a later date, while officials wait for clarifications on several aspects of the plan.

A date for further discussions has not been set.


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