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File #: 18-4996    Version: 1 Name: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Security Plan
Type: Manager's Report Status: Manager’s Report
File created: 10/8/2018 In control: Office of Management and Budget
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action:
Title: : Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Security Plan
Attachments: 1. CMS Security Plan.pdf
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Security Plan




Request to release $4,600,000 from restricted contingency to support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) security plan



Staff Contact:                      Michael A. Bryant, Management & Budget Director



Presentation:                      Yes                                                                                    




As part of the FY2019 budget process, the Board of Education (BOE) requested $9.2M to fund security upgrades for CMS. The $9.2M request will support a multi-phase security plan. In response to the funding request, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) set aside $4,600,000 in restricted contingency. The criteria for releasing the funds is contingent on the BOCC receiving a security plan from CMS.  The following is a list of projects submitted to County staff from CMS to support Phase 1 of the security plan:


- additional electronic locks/controlled access - $1,8000,000;

- video surveillance - $1,750,000;

- visitor management systems (60) - $600,000;

- panic card alarms (10,000) - $250,000; and

 -enhanced video surveillance (20 High Schools) - $100,000.


The total amount of security upgrades in Phase 1 is $4,500,000. As information, CMS provided a list of projects for Phase 2 of the upgrades that also total $4,500,000, bringing the grand total of the security plan to $9,000,000. The upgrades listed in Phase 2 includes enhanced video surveillance, classroom camera systems, panic card alarms, and reconstruction. The Manager advised the BOCC that CMS can fund the balance of the security plan (Phase 2) with the annual deferred maintenance appropriation ($18M) provided to CMS from the County.










$4,600,000 released from restricted contingency and spent for security upgrades for CMS in FY19