The Johnson County School Board approved a bid for a district-wide electronic entry system for the schools.
School District Business Manager Matt Ramey gave a presentation to the board at their meeting Monday night, explaining what the new system is and what it will do.
The electronic entry system will be installed on outside doors, and faculty and staff will still have keys for internal doors, Ramey said.
The advantage to the new system, he said, is not having the expense of re-keying locks in the schools, which can be expensive. Visiting coaches can be given the fobs or cards and if they or faculty members lose it or forget to return it, it can be decommissioned and a new fob or card issued cheaply.
The bid came from Long Security Solutions in the amount of $113,625 which includes all district schools and the administration building except the old Clear Creek School.
Ramey pointed out that Long Security Solutions already contracts with the district for building control systems on the new school buildings, so this system will plug directly into the existing computer-control system.
The money for the project will come out of the Major Maintenance Fund, according to Ramey.