SAN ANTONIO — The community should expect safety improvements at North East Independent School District (NEISD) campuses in the next few months.
The district's Board of Trustees voted Dec. 10, 2017 to use 2015 bond contingency funds to move forward with a construction project that would install chain-link fencing around the perimeter at all NEISD high schools. Officials said the project is aimed to address safety and security at NEISD campuses.
High schools are the largest facilities, with multiple buildings and entrances, so school officials decided they should receive the fencing. The school district is now assessing elementary and middle schools.
“This is another great layer of security that will definitely make an impact,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy. “We understand that there is no one answer to all safety concerns. It is one more piece of a comprehensive plan.”
The project will cost $1,875 but it will not come from the district’s operating budget. Construction is expected to begin in March 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by fall 2019.