The money may be used to support the school police department's body-worn camera program. The district purchased body cameras this year for its school resource officers, largely using federal grant funds.
APS also will look into additional investment in systems that allow students to report safety concerns, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said at a news conference Friday.
The district uses an anonymous reporting system that lets students report a concern through a website or mobile app. Carstarphen said the district receives information "every day" from the system, including reports of weapons and suspicious behavior.
“They do use it, and we get a lot of great tips,” she said.
APS is looking into communication upgrades to help its police officers connect with other law enforcement agencies and respond quickly during an emergency.
At a meeting Thursday, school board member Michelle Olympiadis suggested the district also consider investing in a system that would notify school officials if doors are propped open.