The Manhattan-Ogden School Board on Wednesday approved the purchase of additional security cameras for elementary schools.

The district will spend over $142,000 with American Digital Security, LLC, of Liberty, Missouri to purchase cameras both for indoor and outdoor spaces and for a new server capable of holding several days’ worth of information that can be reviewed by administrators or law enforcement. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says it will help the district add to its “fleet” of cameras.

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Board President Karla Hagemeister says she wants the public to know that security is constantly being evaluated.

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Another notable purchase was for a new digital marquee at Ogden Elementary. Board member Kristin Brighton says the proposal was presented last week to the Facilities and Growth Committee.

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The board also accepted a $35,000 donation from the GMCF Deihl Community Arts Fund that will support a new outdoor mural that will be constructed at Lee Elementary over the summer.