USD 232 is pleased to share that all schools now have two points of controlled visitor access at main entrances. The update to our physical security is part of our continuous improvement process to help keep students safe when school is in session.
What can I expect when visiting the school?
We will always strive to make our schools warm and welcoming environments for students and families, balanced with the need to implement simple security measures.
Families are already familiar with the video/intercom door access system at each main entrance, which has been in place since October 2018.
New! Once a visitor is granted access through the main door, the interior vestibule doors will now remain locked. This creates an additional safety barrier for our school. If visitors have a need to enter the office area, then office staff can electronically grant access through the interior vestibule door.
We believe this simple addition to our safe schools protocol will help enhance our overall safety commitment to our students. And, as a reminder when thinking about school safety, if you see or hear something that concerns you, please say something so that we can investigate and involve law enforcement, if necessary.