• Which Massachusetts school districts will get cut of $7.2M in safety grants

    By: Mike Saccone


    BOSTON - The Baker-Polito administration on Tuesday awarded $7.2 million in grants to more than 140 school districts across the state to upgrade security equipment and technology.

    The money will go toward items such as exterior door locks, surveillance cameras, alarms and active shooter detection systems. 

    "These investments will provide much needed safety resources to our students and teachers in schools across the Commonwealth," Governor Charlie Baker said. "We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with school officials to understand how we can better protect our schools, and we are pleased to have worked with the Legislature to award this round of grants. We are hopeful that we can continue this discussion as we consider this year's budget to build on these efforts in more communities." 

    The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget. 

    "Our administration is grateful for the input and expertise from school superintendents, mental health experts and law enforcement officials that helped us develop a package of school safety initiatives," Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito added. "It is crucial we continue to give Massachusetts schools the resources and tools they need."

    The budget bill signed by the  Governor also included $7.5 million in additional aid for school districts to hire social workers, mental health counselors and psychologists.


    Acton Boxborough Regional School District


    Electronic access door controls

    Adams Cheshire Regional School District


    Cameras, aiphone IP system, access control main entrance door

    Alma Del Mar Charter School


    Surveillance cameras, door locks, doorbells/aiphones

    Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District- Overlook Middle School


    Security cameras 

    Ashland Public School


    Security cameras

    Assabet Regional Technical High School


    Rauland tele-center, intercom/paging system

    Atlantis Charter School


    Security cameras, radio sets, security equipment for front doors

    Auburn Public School


    Server replacement, new surveillance cameras

    Ayer Shirley Regional School District


    Repeaters, radios, FCC License

    Barnstable High School


    Video Surveillance System

    Bellingham Public School


    Re-key Memorial School, new locking mechanism

    Berkley Public Schools


    Perimeter security system, control access entry, LobbyGuard kiosks, camera system

    Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter (BART)


    Electronic key card systems, exterior door replacements

    Berlin Boylston School District


    Interoperability repeaters, radios, public safety links

    Blackstone Millville Regional School District


    Surveillance systems (card readers, IP cameras, access control)

    Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational School


    Locks, security cameras, proximity card readers

    Braintree Public School


    Surveillance cameras

    Bristol County Agricultural High School


    Security system-visual monitoring equipment, door access controls

    Brockton Public School


    Door locks, video surveillance cameras

    Chelmsford Public School


    S2 software and server hardware, door lock nodes

    Clarksburg Public School


    Vestibule/double entry system w/bullet proof glass, video surveillance, access control system

    Clinton Public School


    Proximity card system, remote alarm system

    Cohasset Middle/High School


    Expand coverage of interior camera system

    Community Charter School of Cambridge


    Security systems

    Concord Public School


    Exterior cameras

    Conway Grammar School


    Door structures, locking hardware, access control system

    Dedham Public School


    Exterior door locks, security vestibule

    Deerfield Elementary School


    External door monitoring technology, video surveillance system

    Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District


    Replace worn/outdated doors and locking hardware

    Duxbury Public School


    Security cameras, lock down emergency notification system

    East Bridgewater Public/Gordon W. Mitchell School


    Security equipment for doors and main entrances

    Easton Public School


    Update to security camera systems

    Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School


    Electronic door system, keypads, interior/exterior cameras, lobby guard system

    Farmington River Regional Elementary School


    Interior and exterior video surveillance cameras

    Fitchburg Public School


    Upgrade to entry doors/locks, emergency exit doors

    Foxboro Regional Charter School


    Door locks

    Foxborough Public School


    Exterior door hardware, panic bars and locking control system

    Framingham Public School


    Active Shooter Detection

    Franklin Public School


    Security cameras, panic buttons, access control switches

    Freetown/Lakeville Regional School District


    Door access control system, restricted keyway door locks

    Frontier Regional School


    Integrated access control system w/card readers

    Gardner Public School


    Classroom door locks, security cameras, access control system

    Gateway Regional School District


    Single point of entry system 

    Georgetown Public School


    Radio systems with repeaters, replacement radios and programming

    Granby Public School


    New doors and locking hardware

    Greater Lawrence Technical School


    HDTV external network cameras, external Public announcement system, Ethernet enabled integrated external door controllers

    Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School


    Security cameras and intercom system

    Greenfield Public School


    Surveillance cameras, single entry door locks

    Groton-Dunstable Regional School District


    Two-way radios to police and fire

    Hadley Public School


    Exterior doors and locks, key fob systems with single secure entry points, interior classroom door locks

    Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District


    Cameras, panic buttons, single point entry locking device, stop the bleed kits

    Hampshire Regional School


    Secure single-entry front doors, front reception window

    Hatfield Public School District


    Corbin door locks, install thumbscrews, repair panic bars, blue strobe light

    Hingham Public School


    Locking hardware with electronic access systems. Public Address systems

    Holliston Public School


    Exterior camera surveillance system

    Holyoke Public School


    Door locks, entry door vestibule, electric strikes for existing doors, bulletproof security window, exterior/interior cameras

    Hopedale Public School


    Door Locks, security cameras, visitor management system, RFDI scanner

    Hopkinton Public School


    Visitor Management System 

    Hudson Public School


    Security management hardware and software

    Lawrence Public School


    Enhanced communication security system

    Lee Middle and High School


    Vestibule, remote access control, security glass, locks

    Leicester High School


    Access control and video monitoring

    Leominster Public School


    Exterior doors, emergency buttons, security cameras

    Leverett Elementary School


    Keyless access points for entrances

    Lincoln Sudbury Regional School


    Dukane Communications System

    Lowell Public School


    Interior double doors and locks

    Lunenburg Public School


    Single cameras, multi focus/multi directional cameras

    Lynn Public School


    RAVE mobile school safety app

    Malden Public School


    Security cameras

    Mansfield Public School


    Exterior doors and locks

    Marlborough Public School


    Update security cameras

    Martha's Vineyard Regional School District


    Laminate film on interior windows, standard key locking mechanisms on interior doors

    Masconomet Regional School District


    Door locks and hardware

    McCann Technical School/Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District


    Surveillance cameras, wireless access points, POE injectors, vinyl window block out clings

    Medford Public School


    Security rated impact resistance film for doors, online training platform

    Medway Public School


    Replace classroom doorknobs/locksets

    Mendon-Upton Regional School District


    Security cameras and security system

    Methuen Public School


    Classroom door locks, surveillance cameras

    Middleborough Public School


    Security cameras, network server

    Millbury Public  School


    Replacement doors, panic buttons, double door locked security, cameras

    Mohawk Trail Regional School District


    Security vestibule, security cameras and equipment, blue flashing exterior warning lights, Go-kits

    Monomy Regional School District


    Magnetic swipe entry cards 

    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School


    Exterior doors and locks

    Nahant Public School- Johnson Elementary


    Security cameras and security system

    Nantucket Public School


    Motorola APX Portable radios 

    Nashoba Regional School District


    Public safety linking communication system, inclusive of repeaters, linking system, radios and licensing

    Nashoba Valley Technical School


    Electronic lock system, interior classroom locks

    Natick Public School


    Electronic visitor management equipment and software

    New Bedford Public School


    Door safety locks, retro fit door locking device

    Newton Public School


    Security cameras, HDMVR server

    North Brookfield School


    Interoperability Communication System to include phones

    Northbridge Public School


    Exterior door sets, new locksets for doors

    Norton Public School


    Cameras, buzzer systems, ID scanning software, visitor badge printers

    Norwood Public School


    Interior cameras, card access devices

    Old Rochester Regional School District


    Hard access door kit, security cameras and mounts, card access controller

    Oxford Public School


    IP security cameras with programming

    Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical School


    Exterior door locks, security and ID cutout numbers

    Peabody Public School


    SIELOX CLASS (crisis alert status system)

    Pembroke Public School


    Card access door system

    Pittsfield Public School


    Door security locking and notification system; portable radios, intercom connection to radios, portable radios, emergency bags for schools

    Quabbin Regional School District


    Classroom locks

    Quaboag Regional School District


    Portable analog/digital radios, repeaters, and Public Safety Link

    Quincy Public School


    Exterior Door Locks for Access Control

    Rockport Public School


    Key card door locking access systems

    Salem Public School


    Wireless security system for exterior doors

    Scituate Public School


    Exterior doors and hardware, video cameras and panic alarms

    Shrewsbury Public School


    Communications system

    Silver Lake Regional School District


    Single entry front access door locks, interoperable communications equipment, security cameras, large stop the bleed kits

    Sizer School, A North Central Charter Essential School


    Door locks /panic bars and security cameras

    Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School


    Stop the bleed tourniquets, radios and wiring system

    Somerset Berkley Regional School District


    Video surveillance equipment, wall-mounted trauma kits, and panic buttons

    Somerset Public School


    Video surveillance equipment and panic buttons

    Somerville Public Schools


    Surveillance video cameras, network switch

    South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School


    Exterior security doors

    Southbridge Public School


    Video surveillance cameras and network video storage

    Springfield Public School


    Rave Mobile Panic Button Communication Platform

    Sudbury Public School


    Walkie talkies

    Sunderland Elementary School District


    Hardware, access control system

    Swampscott Public School


    Exterior electromagnetic door locks, internal electromagnetic door locks

    Tantasqua Regional School District


    Additional security cameras

    Taunton Public School


    Security cameras & Avigilon Network Recording Systems

    Tewksbury Public - John R. Ryan Elementary School


    Security system, including cameras, access/control system

    The Edgartown School


    Electronic active shooter detection, reporting system

    Topsfield Elementary School District


    Digital video surveillance systems

    Triton Regional School District


    Upgraded door access system, two-way portable hand held radios

    Up Island Regional School District


    Lockdown & Emergency Response Kits, security shades, door locks

    Uxbridge Public School


    Exterior doors, locks and single entry door & security cameras

    Veritas Preparatory Charter School


    Exterior doors & security systems

    Wachusett Regional School District


    Security cameras, emergency Go-Buckets

    Wakefield Public School


    Surveillance system, active shooter detection system in the district

    Webster Public School


    Surveillance cameras

    Westford Public School


    Door locks

    Westport Community School


    Security locks, first aid trauma kits, installation

    Westwood Public School


    Door locks

    Weymouth Public School


    Single point access security entrances with keyless fob, access updated security cameras, panic button, single entry door locks

    Whately Elementary School


    Door structures, locking hardware, access control system

    Whitman Hanson Regional School District


    Locks for classroom doors, security card access for exterior doors, upgrade hardware and software

    Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School


    Intercom system, security communication system

    Wilmington Public School


    Key-lock system

    Winchendon Public School


    Single entry electronic door locks, security cameras, and alarm tie-ins

    Woburn Public School


    Electronic hardware on exterior doors

    Worcester Public School


    Locks & cameras for classrooms

    Wrentham Public School


    Active Intruder Communication System


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