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Security updates get green light from county Board of Education

Anderson County Director of Schools Dr. Tim Parrott was congratulated by board of education members on Parrot’s timely and responsible call to close Anderson County Schools this past week due to the weather conditions.

Dr. Parrott responded by saying “Safety of the students and staff comes first.”

Proving the point, the board briefly discussed appropriations regarding $229,000 being used for the replacement and updating of the cameras and security systems at Anderson County High School, Clinton High School, Clinch River Community School, and Lake City Elementary School.

This will provide new cameras at ACHS and CHS, new cameras at CRCS, and new cameras at LCES. All of the current systems have either completely or partially failed, and since these four schools are among the most difficult to monitor it was “great news” that this item was approved.

After all appropriations and transfers were approved Deputy Director for Operations and Chief Financial Officer Jim Woodward was thanked by the board for always doing such an outstanding job with the finances. Woodward stated that he thinks everything is right on track with the spending and that he felt really good about it.

The Anderson County School Board meeting was adjourned after a grant for United Way was approved.