Allen County commissioners completed the circle of providing financial assistance to local schools to improve their security systems on Tuesday.
The last was USD 257 Iola, Gas and LaHarpe with a grant of $20,000, the top amount commissioners decided to give. The other two school districts, 256 (Moran-Elsmore) and 258 (Humboldt), were gifted earlier, as was Allen Community College.
The last award was delayed a week so Stacy Fager, USD 257 superintendent, could relay to commissioners that proposed work was the result of competitive bids. He also pointed out since the district had security devices in place from the specific company, new cameras and associated equipment, costing $25,751 total, could be installed by school employees. Thus assured, they voted approval 2-0, with Commissioner Tom Williams out of pocket.