PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) When school starts next week in Pulaski County, there will be a few new security features in place.
Next Wednesday, anyone looking to get into the schools once the doors are locked will need to be buzzed in.
"They can then talk to a staff member on the inside of the building and be able to identify their purpose for being there," said Superintendent Patrick Richardson.
Thanks to a new video system, the front office can see exactly who is at the door too.
"Once they see the person has a purpose of being there – then they can push the buzzer and allow the door to open and allow them to come in," said Richardson.
Richardson said that the buzzer/video system is a new safety feature that parents have already praised.
"I think the community atmosphere right now is a good time to implement these things. I think people see the need for them," said Richardson.
Pulaski County Schools also made other safety improvements over the summer, but in order for them to be effective, they can’t say what they are.
The district says that it is always looking for new layers of security.
"Number one priority is keeping our kids safe," said Richardson.
The new buzzer system has been installed in most of the county’s schools, but by fall break, all of them will be equipped with the new safety tool.