New security

Fayetteville City Schools has installed new security on its campuses. Pictured here is the new video call system installed at the entrance to each school so that personnel in the front office can buzz visitors in at their discretion.

Fayetteville City Schools has installed new security on its campuses, including door security systems and additional security cameras to better ensure the safety of students and staff.

The new security systems were installed over the recent spring break.

Visitors will no longer be able to walk into the buildings freely after school check-in times or before school check-out times. A video call system has been installed at the entrance of each school so that the personnel in the front office will be able to buzz visitors in at their discretion.

Faculty, staff and law enforcement officers will be able to enter the building using the card reader on the call system.

Visitors are asked to press the CALL button located at the entrance of the school. An office staff member will be able to speak to you via the video call system. When you are buzzed in, you will hear the door click, and then you may enter the building and go to the office.

An instructional video will be posted on the school system’s website.

“As always, it is one of our top priorities to maintain a safe and secure learning environment for our students,” said Dr. Janine Wilson, director of schools. “It is never our intent to keep parents and community members from feeling welcome, and we want you to visit; however, it has become necessary to take extra precautions to prevent unwanted visitors from gaining access to the children.

“Thank you for your support and cooperation,” she added. “We love our Tigers!”

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