The Smyrna School District and the Clayton Police Department have teamed up to acquire federal funding for security systems at the district’s intermediate schools. The Clayton Police Department has received a $161,299 matching grant through the federal COPS program to install security systems at the new Clayton Intermediate School and at John Bassett Moore Intermediate School.

 


The Smyrna School District and the Clayton Police Department have teamed up to acquire federal funding for security systems at the district’s intermediate schools.

The Clayton Police Department has received a $161,299 matching grant through the federal COPS program to install security systems at the new Clayton Intermediate School and at John Bassett Moore Intermediate School.

The grant will help cover the costs associated with the installation of key card access systems and security systems, including alarms and
surveillance cameras, at the two intermediate schools.

The Smyrna Board of Education recognized Clayton Mayor Tom Horn and Clayton Police Chief Brian Hill for their assistance at the Oct. 20 board meeting.

“It’s going to benefit the taxpayers and help both intermediate schools have some features,” said Assistant Superintendent Buddy Lloyd.

Lloyd said the new security systems will mirror the ones already in place at Smyrna High School and Smyrna Middle School.

The Clayton Police Department submitted the grant application in August, and received notification on Sept. 20 that the grant would be awarded. The Clayton Police will in charge of the distribution of funds and the reporting for the grant.

Sept. 30 student count

Enrollment continues to rise in the Smyrna School District.

According to this year’s Sept. 30 “needs based” student count, Smyrna is up to 4,981 students district-wide. That’s 93 more students than last year’s count, an increase of 1.9 percent.

The “needs based” count includes identified 3-year-olds in the enrollment number.