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State approves Medina school plan to spend $235,256 for security cameras

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2019 at 3:37 pm

MEDINA – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approval of 96 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at improving school security and reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century.

The approved plans, totaling $85 million, are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, and includes $235,256 for Medina in high-tech security.

The Smart Schools projects can include school connectivity, classroom technology or high-tech security.

The money will come from the $2,000,222 approved for Medina in November 2014 in a state-wide referendum as part of the Smart Schools Bond Act.

The school district last year submitted the plan to the state to upgrade security cameras at the school campus. The district wants to replace existing security cameras and add more cameras. The new cameras are higher resolution.

The project includes new cables and wires, and server upgrades for the cameras.

Medina has also submitted a plan to have laptops available for every student in grades 4 through 12 in the next three years. The district is leasing Chromebook laptops and students will be assigned one, pending state approval.

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