DARIEN, Conn. – Whether or not Darien schools should continue spending money for security monitors throughout the district will be discussed at the Board of Finance meeting Tuesday night.
The Board of Education is seeking to spend $344,000 to pay for unarmed security monitors in the five elementary schools and Middlesex Middle School for the rest of the school year, in addition to several other security upgrades. The upgrades include new surveillance cameras and outdoor public address systems, among other items.
Security monitors have been in the schools since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown; Darien High School has four monitors.
For the 2013-14 school year, the Board of Education requested $156,000 to pay for the monitors, and an additional $45,000 to round out the other security items.
If the Board of Finance approves the $344,000 request for the rest of the year, the Representative Town Meeting also must approve the measure.
Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Room 206 of Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road.