The policy entailed allowing any school site to install video cameras as a crime deterrent. Cameras
would not be allowed in certain areas such as school bathrooms or locker rooms, but could be placed in any other part of the campus.
Board member Jenn Stringer expressed concerns including invasion of privacy and that the cameras would not effectively deter crime. Rather, those committing these acts would simply find new areas, unmonitored by cameras to carry out their felonies, she said.
Board member Gwen Estes was concerned with whether the Superintendent or the school sites themselves would be in control of the camera placement.
The vote was surprising and upsetting to many, as such committees as the Logan School Site Counsel had been largely in favor of it, as was Superintendent Pat Jaurequi.
In a discussion following the vote, questions were
raised as to if the policy could be brought back again for a first reading. However, the Superintendent did not think this was permissible under Robert's Rules of Order.