BLUE RIDGE, Ga.—Oct. 11 Fannin County School Board of Education voted and approved a new key card locking system for Blue Ridge Elementary School and West Fannin Elementary School.
West Fannin Elementary received a quote from Howard Technology Solutions for $43,803.66. This quote amount covers all equipment, including installation, and will be paid through Fannin County Board of Education’s SPLOST fund.
Blue Ridge Elementary received a similar quote from Howard Technology Solutions for $46,872.66. This quote covers all equipment, including installation. $44,780.00 will be reimbursed to the Fannin County School System by GaDOE (Georgia Department of Education) Facility Safety Grant Bond Funds.
These locking systems will keep school doors locked and no one can enter the school building unless they have a key card.
Staff members will have key cards that will allow them access into the school buildings and there will be a database that shows who was in and out of the school last.
These key cards can also be activated and deactivated at a moment’s notice should there ever be an issue concerning the school’s safety.