Finance Board Approves $50K for School Security Study

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Westport’s Board of Finance tonight unanimously approved a $50,000 appropriation request from the Board of Education for a school security study in the wake of last month’s Newtown school shooting.

The finance board vote came only minutes after the school board, in a special meeting, unanimously voted to request that amount recommended by Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon “to enhance security in all of Westport’s public schools.”

“This is the result of the unspeakable tragedy in our neighboring town of Newtown,” said Avi Kaner, finance board chairman.

Kaner added that since the Newtown shooting, the Board of Finance “expressed our desire to help the Board of Education in any way we can.”

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