In Vermont, nearly 250 schools received 4 million dollars in grants in August to upgrade and improve school safety.
Bellow Free Academy Fairfax received 25,000 dollars of that grant to update its main entrance and when students come back from Christmas break thing will look a whole lot different.
The upgrades will put the receptionist in a window allowing them to know exactly who they’re letting in the building and keeping unwanted visitors out.
Currently the school utilizes a video doorbell that allows office administrator to unlock the door and let visitors in, but then they have to travel unattended to the main office down stairs.
“We wanted a system where we can actually see the people coming into the building and talk to them directly and see why there here and what they need. It’s critical to us that we have the ability to control and monitor who is in our building and make sure that anybody who is coming into our building is coming in with good intentions,” said John Tague, BFA Fairfax High School Principal.