Safety, Security and Health Bond

Safety, Security and Health Bond Vote Approved
On November 19, 2013 district voters, approved the $14.5 million Safety, Security and Health Bond proposition that includes the addition of a wide range of safety and security items throughout the district's schools. The vote was YES-704 to NO-378

The bond work is subtanially completged. Improvements included:
--New door locks throughout the district
--Improved communications inside and between buildings through a new VOIP telephone system.
--New digital cameras have replaced old analog cameras and, along with cameras in additional spaces has  improved security throughout the district.
--Double entrance vestibules were installed in all buildings while also adding more sophisticated access control systems.
--Swipe card readers were at building entry points. The cards can be programmed for specific uses and times. -----The bond provided visitor entry hardware and procedures including the ability to complete background checks when necessary.
--New lock sets on the doors were installed districtwide. The  new locking system will speed up the process of locking down, and will open up and enhance the educational environment within the building. 
--Communications was enhanced by totally upgrading and integrating our phone and PA systems 
--At Walter Panas High School,  a walkway leading down to the athletic fields was added along with additional lighting on that roadway to improve safety.

Emergency generators were added at all of the schools that did not have have them so that all schools are now equipped with generators.
-- Air conditioning was added in the auditorium and library at Lakeland High School and the cafetorium at Lakeland Copper Beech MS.