CYPRESS - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Cy-Fair) will spend $55 million to tighten school security, including installing strategically placed panic buttons on campuses and replacing existing entry windows with bullet-resistant glass.
Voters approved the improvement, which will be completed districtwide by 2020, in a $1.2 billion bond election in May.
Cy-Fair plans to add security vestibules to the front office area of 50 schools to keep unapproved visitors from gaining access, upgrade security cameras and install lockdown buttons and stand-alone emergency phones at all schools. They are also installing bullet-resistant glass at the front of schools.
This will make Cy-Fair — Texas' third largest school system — one of the only districts in the region with bullet-resistant glass.
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