Greater Lawrence Tech Receives $80,000 School Safety Grant

Greater Lawrence Technical School
Superintendent John Lavoie
57 River Rd, Andover,
MA 01810

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Contact: Kelsey Bode
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Greater Lawrence Tech Receives $80,000 School Safety Grant

LAWRENCE — Students, staff and faculty will soon benefit from new security equipment at Greater Lawrence Tech, thanks to a grant from the Baker-Polito administration.

Greater Lawrence Tech is among fourteen regional vocational technical, agricultural and independent schools who were allocated funding, receiving $80,000 from the state. The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $7.2 million in grants to more than 140 Massachusetts schools this October in an effort to support school security initiatives.

“Security is of the utmost importance to all of us here at GLTS, and we’re incredibly thankful the Baker-Polito Administration recognized our need for this funding,” Superintendent John Lavoie said. “As new best practices, equipment, procedures and mechanisms are continually developed to bolster school security, we are always working to revise and improve upon the safety protocol and systems we have in place.”

The funding at Greater Lawrence Tech will allow the school to purchase and install electronic safety systems for all outside doors this school year, as well as an outdoor Public Address (PA) system that will facilitate communication between school officials inside the facility and people on the fields of the campus. The school will additionally install external network cameras as a result of the award.