Pittsylvania County school leaders give green light on more security in schools

The school board approved a nearly $350,000 plan Tuesday night.

POSTED: 12:55 PM EDT Jul 10, 2013    UPDATED: 12:50 AM EDT Jul 11, 2013 
Pittsylvania County Schools

School leaders in Pittsylvania County adopted a school security plan that includes putting more armed officers in schools and locking more doors.

Tuesday night the school board approved nearly $350,000 to fund the changes.

It's the biggest security change in area schools since Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor introduced the plan in January.

New buzz-in systems is costing the county about $90,000, while new key-less entry locks on rear doors for teachers and staff costs nearly $260,000.

The school board also submitted a grant application that will pay for an officer at all four middle schools. A previous grant is paying officers at high schools.

This covers most of Sheriff Taylor's original plan.