Security Improvements Underway for Wisconsin Schools this Summer
Work to improve safety and security of 11 schools in Waukesha, Wisc., will begin this month.
- By Jessica Davis
- June 05, 2019
Work to improve safety and security of 11 schools in Waukesha, Wisc., is scheduled to begin June 11. The projects will focus on secure entrances and access control.
The work, part of a $60 million referendum passed by voters in November, will create structurally secure entrances at the following schools:
- Bethesda, Hadfield, Heyer, Lowell, Meadowbrook, Prairie, Rose Glen and Summit View elementary schools
- Randall and Saratoga STEM schools
- West High School
"The new entrance sequences will require all visitors to the schools to enter through the office, where a background check will be performed before they are released into the building," said Darren Clark, CFO/assistant superintendent of business services.
The renovations at each campus will vary in scope based on the main office’s current office and main entrance sequence.
Many of the schools already have offices by their main entrance but lack a door and vestibule setup that requires visitors to pass through the office before accessing the rest of the building. Those schools will receive renovations to create the ideal flow and visibility.
Campuses where the main office is located further inside their buildings require renovations to relocate spaces next to the front doors to make room for the offices. Other campuses will simply be renovated in place to provide better sight lines to visitors and improve flow of movement within the front office.
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.