The Bend-La Pine School Board approved speeding up the replacement of door locks to improve safety and security in 3,000 classrooms and offices across the district at its Tuesday meeting.

The project was originally slated to take place over several summers, but will now begin as quickly as possible, district officials said Thursday.

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Noemi Arellano-Summer is schools, youth, and families reporter at the Bulletin. She previously reported on homelessness and the 2020 eviction moratorium with the Howard Center of Investigative Journalism through Boston University. She was raised in Long Beach, California, where she started her journalism career reporting for her high school newspaper. In her free time, she can be found meandering through a bookstore or writing short stories.

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If you do the math on the door lock replacement program the cost to taxpayers is $1833 per lock. Absolutely insane, but people voted for it!

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