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Reed district board approves contract for campus fencing

The Reed Union School District will spend $250,000 to install or improve fencing on the district’s three campuses, a security measure intended to limit campus entry points.

The district’s board of trustees at its Jan. 15 meeting approved a contract with San Francisco-based Vintage Contractors, who submitted the lowest bid for the work.

The district has been eyeing the project for about a year. It conducted walkthroughs of its three campuses — Reed and Bel Aire elementary schools and Del Mar Middle School — with local law enforcement last spring and gathered advice from safe-schools groups to assess each campus’ level of safety, said district Superintendent Nancy Lynch. The district decided to focus on fencing to limit public access to the campus during the school day, ensuring all school visitors come and go through one entrance.

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