CHATHAM–The Board of Education held one last public information session May 1 before the proposed Capital Project before the public at the May 15 election.
While the majority of the proposal is for major repairs of the school buildings and grounds, a second proposition would fund the installation of security cameras in and around all five school buildings, including the Public Library and the bus garage.
Teri Conte, a former school board member and vice president was outspoken in her opposition to the camera proposal, saying she did not see the correlation between installing security cameras and keeping kids safe at school.
“I have a big problem with the security cameras,’ she said. “There are multiple doors and windows into each and every building in this district,” she said. “They are unalarmed, they are unmonitored and they are easily accessed. Any student inside our building can go to a door, open it, and let anybody in. That’s a problem, and that’s not been addressed. We should not have such easy access into our buildings as we do now. That is a security issue.” Read more…