Pelham High School getting security upgrades

Pelham HS school security upgrades

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Pelham city school system is working to improve security at the high school.

Primarily, they’re working to enhance security at the front entrance of the school.

They already have cameras and entrance buttons that visitors use to buzz in and out, but Pelham City Schools Superintendent Scott Coefield wants to add another security barrier inside the school.

“Adding an additional touch so that as visitors and parents are coming into our school, they can handle all of their business check in and check out and dealing with the office without going into the interior of our school which is what they have to do now,” Coefield explains.

Adding this extra entrance to the school will cost the system $246,000, but the school system says when it comes to keeping their students as safe as possible, it’s worth every penny.

“We will be doing it in phases starting December 20 and finishing up this summer, but that is also an improvement that our community and our kids will see before next school year,” Coefield explains.

The school system has already done about $11 million worth of renovations at the high school.

Superintendent Coefield says the community can expect more renovations. In fact, the board is already talking about ways to improve traffic flow.

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