DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest school district is asking for nearly $4 million for a mechanical fix that will streamline the lockdown procedure in an emergency.
The Denver Post reports that the item in an upcoming Denver Public Schools bond request comes at a time when districts across Colorado need millions to comply with an updated fire code requirement that public, charter and junior colleges have locks for designated classrooms that can be operated from inside.
Jefferson County estimates it needs nearly $5 million to replace classroom locks. In western Colorado, The Daily Sentinel reports District 51 will get new locks thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District. The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports Thompson schools north of Denver are seeking a state grant for locks.
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