Safety and Security
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The proposed project would include school building renovations for secure school entrances; classroom lockdown hardware; shelter-in-place curtains; and intrusion-limiting glass. Those improvements would be made for all 16 WLWV schools.
The classroom lockdown hardware would be implemented in every classroom door, giving teachers and staff the ability to lock and unlock doors with the touch of a button. Curtains, meanwhile, would similarly be implemented in all instructional spaces for easy access in the event of lockdowns and other emergency situations. Glass windows and doors would also be replaced in strategic locations at all schools, reinforcing entryways to considerably slow down potential intruders.
West Linn-Wilsonville School District is also committed to creating and maintaining safe, secure facilities for students, staff, and patrons, including the best environment for optimal student learning. West Linn-Wilsonville prides itself on welcoming schools that provide optimal comfort, allowing students to become the best learners they can be. Other projects include:
- Expand emergency power coverage;
- Replace fire alarm systems;
- Replace fire sprinkler systems;
- Implement/upgrade site lighting;
- Video monitoring;
- Communication upgrades;
- Replace electrical panels;
- Hazardous material management;
- Implement/upgrade emergency power generators;
- Implement air-conditioning in primary schools;
- Implement accessible playgrounds; and more.
The district recently completed a large number of safety and security projects using money from the 2014 capital bond. Among those projects were renovated safe and secure school entrances at Bolton Primary, Boeckman Creek Primary, and West Linn High School this past summer. Both Sunset Primary and Meridian Creek Middle School received safe and secure entryways when they were completed prior to the 2017-18 school year.