The board unanimously approved the hiring of the Altaris Consulting Group to conduct a security needs assessment for the district. The audit is expected to take up to five months and will come at a cost of $27,000 to the district. The district had a similar audit in 2003. The consulting group was hired by the board at the suggestion of Dr. Kreutzer as a response to concerns by parents regarding security and safety after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Altaris Consulting Group has also been hired by the town of Bedford to perform a similar service.