Pittsburgh Public Schools is considering buying 4,400 intruder locksets for doors in all 59 school buildings where children from preschool on up attend classes.
At an agenda review meeting tonight, the board looked at a proposal to spend $782,802 to buy the locksets from A.G. Mauro using state contract pricing.
The vote is scheduled for its legislative meeting Wednesday. In May, the board is expected to vote on a contract to install the locksets. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year.
The locksets would go on every door that opens to a corridor. While some renovated spaces have locksets, most classrooms do not. The doors could be locked from the inside so that no one could enter, but they could also be opened from the inside so no one can be locked in. They will have handles rather than old-fashioned knobs.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: email@example.com or 412-263-1955.