WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools will receive $223,710 more than previously expected in state funding this year to be used for district-wide security enhancements, the district has announced.

The district was notified by the New Jersey Department of Education of the additional funding on July 13, it said.

“We intend to use this additional state aid for door replacement, cameras and other security enhancements district-wide,” Business Administrator Dana Sullivan said in a press release.

The new total in state aid to Westfield for the 2018-2019 school year is $3,828,581, the district said — four percent of the Westfield Public School District's total operating budget.