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New school safety and security measures

August 2, 2002

Sherwood Acres elementary school is one of many Dougherty County schools taking extra steps to ensure their students' safety this year. They've installed video cameras at the main entrance and in all the hallways to make sure no one gets into the school unnoticed.

Principal Eva Robinson says, "it's very important parents feel children safe at school.We try to have control of building, and the camera is just one aspect."

They'll also have an attendant at the door and make sure all doors not used for getting between classrooms are locked.

With school starting next week, you'll have to remember to slow down in school zones, and some new signs will help remind you.

They are neon yellow signs, signalling school speed limits and crosswalks. They are designed to be more reflective and impossible to miss. You'll only find them on State Routes though. They were placed there by the state Department of Transportation.

Other schools on city streets will keep their traditional yellow warning signs.