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2019-02-06 / Academics

School Safety And Classroom Technology At Walton Central School

By Lillian Browne


Walton Central School Director of Technology and Safety Rick Robinson, left, and Acting Superintendent Lawrence Thomas at the main entrance to the Stock Avenue Campus that has been outfitted with advanced security measures. Lillian Browne/The Reporter Walton Central School Director of Technology and Safety Rick Robinson, left, and Acting Superintendent Lawrence Thomas at the main entrance to the Stock Avenue Campus that has been outfitted with advanced security measures. Lillian Browne/The Reporter WALTON - Through the efforts of administrators and the receipt of a $1.1 million Smart Schools grant, the Walton Central School District is not only safer, it offers state of the art technology in its classrooms to enhance the educational experience of its students.

Phase One of the upgrade is complete and includes the installation of door access controls, which provide the ability to see who is outside, who is inside, and who can enter district buildings.

Both campuses have been outfitted with an upgraded security camera system and phone system, which, according to district Technology and Safety Director Rick Robinson, is “the backbone” of the security system.

In the event of an emergency situation, a 911 call will send an emergency text, email and will display an urgent message on administrator’s computer screens.

Prior to the installation of the security equipment, Robinson said, anyone had access to the district buildings. The upgrades ensure a safe educational environment he said.

Phase Two of the upgrade project will include monitoring features to the exterior of district buildings as well as outfit additional classrooms with iPads, Chromebooks and Smart Panels.

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