The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District is getting a $97,000 state grant for school safety.
The school district says they’ve recently installed metal detectors at entrances in their junior high and high school and also added visitor ID kiosks in all their buildings.
The district says this new money will help them build onto those security measures.
“We plan to install a number of security cameras at our high school complex, we also plan to add a secure entree way at our elementary buildings, both Osceola Mills Elementary and Philipsburg Elementary,” Linda Hockey, Administrative Specialist for the Philipsburg-Osceola School District, said.
From now on visitors to the elementary schools will have to scan their drivers licenses in the main office before they’ll be allowed inside.
The district hopes to start adding these security measures before this school year ends and have them finished by the start of next school year.