EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Resurrection School announced they were awarded a $200,000 safety and security grant from Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
School officials say this grant will enable every classroom door to have door access controls on them just like all of the exterior doors.
They say the teachers will have key fobs to give them access to their classrooms.
We’re told the doors will also have instant lockdown capability. The principal will be able to lock the entire school down with the push of a buttons.
Theresa Berendes SOT: “Just to have one more measure of safety for our students is so vital," said Principal Theresa Berendes. "We practice with our students lock down and evacuation drills. Our parents know it, the kids know exactly what to do. This is just one more layer to make sure that our kids are safe.”
Resurrection Catholic School must have the new security system completed by August of 2020.
The principal says the vendors will be in to install the new system when the school is on summer break.