Security Upgrades
Safe & Secure EntryIllustration of a more secure entrance for schools.

Number OneA secure zone guides visitors into the main office. 

Number TwoVisitors check in with school staff.

Number ThreeSchool office staff unlock inner doors to allow approved visitors into the school.

Better control of who gets in our schools and when they can enter makes students safer. The bond approved on Feb. 9, 2016 will fund security upgrades at all schools including:

  • Remodeled entryways to control visitor entry

  • Electronic entry to better control access

  • New monitoring systems

Why They're Needed

The safety concerns of today are not the same as they were when many of our schools were built. We have learned from incidents at schools elsewhere in the country. 

We want to better control who has access to our schools. Construction of new entryways would guide visitors to check in with office staff before entering the building. Electronic entry systems would secure keys and allow staff to lock doors remotely. 


We've completed secure entryways as part of our work at Silverdale Elementary and Barker Creek Community School. Work at all schools will be complete by the end of the next school year. 

Under Construction

We are working on secure entryways at seven schools. Major construction at Central Kitsap High and Central Kitsap Middle, Klahowya and Olympic all include secure entrances. Work has also begun at Silver Ridge Elementary, Ridgetop Middle School and Emerald Heights Elementary. 

Beginning June 2018

Construction of secure entrances will begin on four elementary schools this summer:

  • Cottonwood
  • Esquire Hills
  • PineCrest
  • Woodlands

Beginning November 2018

Work on five elementary schools and one middle school will begin in fall:

  • Brownsville
  • Clear Creek
  • Cougar Valley
  • Fairview Middle School
  • Green Mountain
  • Hawk Elementary