Due to recent occurrences, school security has become an issue on everyone's mind and our board is no different. At our regular board meeting last month, the board heard from concerned parents and also discussed many aspects of our security district-wide. As a result of that meeting, I wanted to take some time to share with you some of the things that have been transpiring in addition to some plans for the future. To begin, on Monday January 21st, the board will consider two bids from security companies which would modify our main entrances to have both electronic locks (which would be locked throughout the day) as well as video interfaces. Visitors to the district would have to buzz the office to be let in after they are identified via the video. In addition to this, we have also conducted a comprehensive review and update of our emergency management plan, evaluated all interior doors and locks and made changes where necessary, labeled all exterior windows and doors (in process) for easy identification, and will be conducting "active shooter" training for all staff in the near future. In addition to these changes/ updates, the board is also considering other facility changes including modifying the entrances further to funnel all visitors to the offices prior to entry into the building and a potential re-key and security update to all exterior doors. Clearly, these processes take time but I assure you that our focus is the safety and security of EVERY individual in our schools.
If you have any questions, please contact me at any time.
Craig G. Broeren
715-455-1683 ext. 119