Door ‘boots,’ 911 apps among uses for school security grants

Capital News Service
LANSING — With $4 million to spend in grants from the Michigan State Police, school districts across the state are opting to buy a wide variety of improved school security systems and devices. These improvements include increased door and window security, new emergency alert applications on electronic devices and reinforced classroom doors to keep out intruders. “Each district will take a different approach. Some will use electronics, some will use the boot, some will use video cameras — they’re not mutually exclusive,” said Mike Borkovich, Leelanau County Sheriff. “All of these things add up to more security for kids.”

School districts, private schools, charter schools and sheriff’s offices across the state requested more than $46 million in funding.