Montgomery ISD approves vape sensors for high schools

The Montgomery ISD board of trustees approved approximately $49,000 to purchase HALO smart sensors for vape detection on high school campuses during the June 28 meeting.


The purchase followed a vote by trustees to also approve student and staff ID cards for the upcoming 2022-23 school year as the district continues seeking to improve safety and security for students, Superintendent Heath Morrison said during the meeting.


Executive Director of Technology Amanda Davis said during the meeting that a sensor was installed in April in a Lake Creek High School restroom to pilot the program. The sensors monitor air quality, THC, vaping, carbon dioxide, and aggression and tampering of the device, Davis said.