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.

We are working on secure entryways at seven schools, including four secondary schools undergoing major construction (Central Kitsap High, CK Middle, Klahowya and Olympic). Work begins soon on secure entryways at Emerald Heights Elementary, Silver Ridge Elementary and Ridgetop Middle School.

Entryway work will continue in phases at the remainder of our schools over the next several years.