–The Algona School Board approved a purchase that will upgrade the security cameras at the high school and install them in the other buildings across the district. Superintendent Joe Carter spoke to the board about what they have now and why an upgrade is needed.
The district will upgrade to a Verkada system, which Carter says will provide coverage of each building in its entirety.
The facial recognition software can also be used in case of a custody dispute. If someone without parental custody shows up, the system can recognize that and will alert officials to their presence. The district will use PPEL funds to purchase the system, which will include some 76 cameras, with an average of 15 being used at each elementary building.