SAN ANTONIO -- The biggest school district in the city will soon be getting big security upgrades. The Northside Independent School District board approved $13.4 million Tuesday night to install new and upgrade existing security cameras.
All 75 elementary schools will be getting security cameras and the systems currently in place at the 37 middle and high schools will be upgraded and all put into one system. Work on the 18 month-long project will begin immediately.
The $13.4 million price tag came in well under the $20 million budgeted in the 2010 bond package. Now that the district has about $6.5 million in savings, the district will go back to the bond advisory committee with recommendations about what to do with the money. The money could go toward additional security upgrades, depending on what the committee decides. News 4 WOAI will let you know what develops.