A Nevada school district soon will install cameras in every classroom.
All 17 schools in the Lyon County district will get the cameras by the end of the year. Officials are making the move in hopes of improving safety and security.
The district will install the so-called SAFE System that equips teachers with necklaces with a microphone and several buttons on it. The microphone will amplify the teacher’s voice, so students can better hear instructions. Other buttons on the necklace will allow teachers to trigger silent alarms in case of an emergency, and the alarm will also turn on the camera.
The system will cost an estimated $2.5 million to install.
A version of this article appeared in the November 16, 2016 edition of Education Week as Nevada District to Install Cameras in Every Classroom