Frisco ISD to install blue strobe lights as security enhancement

Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco ISD is slated to spend roughly $822,000 on blue strobe lights to enhance security systems. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Upon the request of campus administrators, Frisco ISD is planning to spend approximately $822,000 to install blue strobe lights on each district campus to visually alert students and faculty in lockdown situations.

The strobe lights will act as a visual cue to alert students and staff of an immediate lockdown situation in locations that Frisco ISD has deemed strategically important for security purposes, according to a memo from a Nov. 9 school board meeting.



The blue strobe light security enhancement project is funded by the 2019-2021 Texas Education Agency School Safety and Security Grant, which was authorized by the 86th Texas Legislature and is offered to all school districts in Texas.

The funding is expected to break down as follows: $344,000 for 42 elementary campuses and Frisco ISD’s Early Childhood School; $232,000 for 17 middle schools; and $246,000 for the currently operational 10 high schools, the Career and Technical Education Center, and the Student Opportunity Center.

By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.