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School Board approves security system

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – On Monday night, the Glenwood City Board of Education approved the purchase and installation of remote-access security doors for both the High School and Elementary entrances.

There will be “two sets” of doors that will be remote-access including the handicap doors to each entrance. The camera will be placed low enough to allow for those in wheelchairs to be seen.

The amount for both doors was just under $7,000. That price did not factor in the two new monitors that will need to be purchased to go into each office. The current monitors are not compatible with the new security system.

Also not factored into the price as of the meeting was the electrical and any other wiring that will be needed.

Once the system is installed, those who wish to enter into the school building will have to push a button, which will alert the office and the person in the office can view on the monitor who is trying to access the school.

A survey was conducted and five of the nine schools in the Dunn-St. Croix now have a form of electronic remote-access at one or more of their entrances.


In other business, the Board also approved the latest update of the 2013-14 budget, which had changes to Fund 10 and Fund 27.

The proposed budget in Fund 10 now shows a total revenue and other financing sources total of $7,446,373 compared to the annual meeting figure of $7,251,579.

The total expenditures and other financing uses in Fund 10 was shown with a slight increase of $7,446,372 compared to the annual meeting figure of $7,251,579.

Lastly, there was a slight change in the Fund 27 revenues and expenditures with the proposed figure now at $1,171,296 compared to the annual meeting figure of $1,187,222.


Other items the Board took action on was the approval of volunteer supervisors for Destination Imagination.

The approval of open enrollment exception application for a 10th grade student.

The approval of a $1,366.31 donation from the volleyball booster club to the volleyball fund 60 account.

The approval of the Bobolink Nursery tree donation with a five-year proposal valued at $5,625.

Lastly, the approval of a Sunday basketball practice for the girls’ team on February 16 at 2:00 p.m. in preparation for the following Monday’s conference game.