TCA upgrades security while students on spring break

Published: Mar. 25, 2019 at 7:42 AM MDT
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Security upgrades were set to start at The Classical Academy’s three campuses on Monday while students and staff were off enjoying their spring break.

TCA won $295,088 as part of the School Security Disbursement program, a state grant awarded to 95 schools and districts around Colorado. TCA Communications Director Tisha Harris said the school would be using the money to add and replace security cameras at all three campuses and to put a safety film on the windows of all the school entrances to slow down intruders.

“It’s designed to crackle, and it will slow an intrusion down; delay the intruder,” Harris said.

Across the three campuses, 43 security cameras will be replaced and 35 new cameras will be added, according to Harris.

“We are also going to update our network so they can handle all the data from those new cameras and that was where the majority of our money came from,” Harris said.

She said the projects had been on TCA’s priority list for a while.

“These projects will eventually have been done, but it just expedites getting these things done for us,” Harris said about the grant money.

The work was set to start the Monday of spring break. The school hopes to have everything finished up by summer break, ready to go for the next school year, according to Harris.

“Safety and security is one of our highest priorities at TCA, and this implementation is huge for us just to make our students and staff feel more secure,” Harris said.

TCA is one of several charter schools and school districts in the Pikes Peak region to win the state grant.


also won money for security upgrades.