Video Surveillance Systems Planned For Ernest Ward, Jim Allen

September 30, 2009

The Escambia School district will spend $112,739.15 to install video surveillance systems at four schools, including Ernest Ward Middle and Jim Allen Elementary.

The system will also be installed at Workman Middle and Lincoln Park Elementary.

The systems will be integrated into the district-wide system that will allow the video to be viewed from any designated department.

The contract was awarded in the amount of $44,933.35 to Advanced Control Concepts of Pensacola and $67,805.80 to VT MILCOM of Pensacola.  The systems are being funding by half cent sales tax and maintenance funds.


11 Responses to “Video Surveillance Systems Planned For Ernest Ward, Jim Allen”

  1. David Huie Green on October 1st, 2009 6:47 pm

    I remember growing up in Bluff Springs and going to Century and having bullies torment me, being told not to fight but to tell the school who was doing it. Just telling them when and where it happened every day wasn’t good enough. Finally, I caught one, picked him up and carried him into the office, set him down on Mr. Powers’ desk and said, ‘this is one of them.”

    The man STILL wasn’t satisfied.

    go figure

    David for photogenics

  2. Molino on October 1st, 2009 5:53 pm

    You would say they were a waste when your child gets beat like a piece of meat. and doesn’t know who did it? Or what about that teacher who is getting abuse by the wonderful children we raise today. Just think about I see it everyday I walk into a school. You want to know how kids are today go sit in a school instead at home, or shopping. You’ll be amazed.

  3. David Huie Green on October 1st, 2009 12:14 pm

    “If parents would be parents and quit trying to be the “best friend” to the children we would not need cameras….this is total WASTE! ”

    and if people didn’t commit crimes we wouldn’t need police or prisons or judges or locks on doors or guns in homes or cameras in schools

    but they do so we do

  4. concerned on October 1st, 2009 9:51 am

    To look & see…….AMEN

    If parents would be parents and quit trying to be the “best friend” to the children we would not need cameras. When I went to school my Mother put the fear of GOD in me that I would not need a camera to watch me, I knew better. And to protect? Come on, what do you suppose these cameras can do to protect? They may identify the source but not protect, the kids that would mis-behave have no respect for athourity anyway. I agree, this is total WASTE!

  5. Dixie Chick on September 30th, 2009 8:13 pm

    Will they be in the classrooms or just the hallways? It’s no wonder they had to cut their teachers insurance. They had to pay for this.

  6. Oversight on September 30th, 2009 7:06 pm

    Security video systems help keep folks honest, and although these systems will not prevent all crimes from occurring, they are a deterrent, and they help in verifying witness statements, which leads in bringing those who offend to justice.
    There is an alternative for those who oppose camera systems in the schools; you can always keep your kids at home for “home school.”

  7. wonder on September 30th, 2009 6:06 pm

    Northview has had them for a long time. If the children are aware that some one is watching them , They will act better,

  8. Beegee on September 30th, 2009 10:42 am

    Hello,Big Brother…..they will watch you,so they can protect you?????

  9. Look&See on September 30th, 2009 7:22 am

    Some body needs to show the School District how to spend there money wisely. They waste more money then any of us know . The old rule of thumb was: spend $500.000.00 to save $50.000.00 dollars. When them big shot went to college they must have had their brain reprogramed to waste money. I never seen anything like it. It just more Goverment control.

    Waste, Waste. Waste

    Does anybody know if there is any tax watchdog group that watches the School District. If not we need to form one.

    Run them college boys out of office and let a common sense man run things for a while. It just shows that college can’t make you smart!!!

    Could I get a AMEN!!!

  10. jon on September 30th, 2009 5:06 am

    Now that we have screwed the Employees, lets get surveillance systems that we really dont need. waste, pure waste!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wonder how much Milcom gave to Campaigns..

  11. Chris Maloney on September 30th, 2009 12:47 am

    Woohoo! Hurray for the cameras at Jim Allen, my momma works there and if that makes them safer then i’m all for it.

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