On September 9 the ASIS Foundation awarded
Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, $22,000 for security upgrades plus $19,000 of in-kind security equipment and improvements at the annual ASIS Foundation School Security Funding Competition Award Ceremony. Started in 2003 as a way to give back to the community hosting the
ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, this annual event encourages schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff, and students each day—and for the ASIS Foundation to help support their efforts to provide safe and secure learning environments.
When asked what the award meant to the school, Brian Shafer, dean of facilities said, “We’re ecstatic.” And, with all the highly publicized issues facing schools worldwide, “the award could not have come at a better time,” he adds.
Shafer submitted an application outlining their plan for security improvements. “Our school is in dire need of a makeover to improve the quality of supervision we are now providing to students and Seminole County Public Schools community,” wrote Shafer.
As the video below highlights, the new security enhancements have already led to positive results, says Shafer, "Lake Brantley High School is now a much safer school for all our students. The community awareness is also on the rise as parents are becoming more aware of what happened with the grant."