ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) - Leaders in the Rockford Public School District say a proposed bond measure will improve security throughout the district. Staff members at Belmont Elementary School, say they have multiple responsibilities, and fewer personnel, making it nearly impossible for them to keep track of everyone who enters the building.
School principal Maggie Thelen says the measure would make it tougher for someone to enter the school without approval, "Through the bond proposal security would be the number one change that we're going to see in our schools immediately. If somebody comes into the building they come into the main doors as they do now, and they go into a vestibule and they are going to have to be buzzed in and the only way a person can come in is directly into the office they can't just walk down the halls because that won't be available to them."
The bond measure would also pay for a film, to be put on first-floor windows making them bullet-proof.