FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - Superintendent Jennifer Womack says security is top priority at Florence City Schools.
"I want parents to know how thankful we are that they entrust their children into our care each day. We take the safety of their children as a top priority," said Womack.
Florence City Schools incorporated a new controlled access security system earlier this month at Hibbett Middle School. It’s the first of its kind in the city.
"With Hibbet we've added a keyless system so all you need is a key fob if you work at the school. If you are a visitor coming on campus you would have to hit a buzzer to let you in. The buzzer will let the secretary at the front office see you and interact with you through a camera before they let you enter the school ” said Womack.
The system is a reflection of what the future will look like for school security in Florence City schools.
Womack says the school board plans to place this security system in all Florence City Schools by next school year.