The remaining construction projects are the modernization of Luther Burbank Middle School, Monterey High School and Providencia and McKinley elementary schools.
The board did, however, unanimously agree to pursue the matter further in order to reconsider the cost and the budget needed for the project.
The estimated cost to have cameras installed at both high schools is $132,092 said Craig Jellison, chief facilities officer for the Burbank Unified School District.
John Burroughs High School Assistant Principal Tom Steele approached the School Facilities Oversight Committee in March and proposed the installation of a Digital Video Recorder at the school.
Burbank High School purchased cameras four years ago, but the school did not install the cameras because the proper wiring was not put in during the construction phase, Steele said.
"We've got brand new facilities and we want to protect the facilities," Steele said.
But trustee Dave Kemp said it should be the job of school staff to monitor the safety of the students and the facilities.
"Safety is the most important job next to education," Kemp said. "Teachers and staff are the single greatest deterrent for anything happening."
If the systems ultimately are approved, each site would receive 33 Web-based cameras and two digital video recorders, Jellison said. Staff will not be required to supervise the cameras.
Police and fire personnel, along with authorized school administrators, would have access to the digital video recorders, he said.