Posted Date: 05/01/2018
To continue to upgrade the safety and security of the district, Stanton County School Board of Education approved a new front door system that will be installed over the summer. The new “Buzz In” system will be installed at the front entrance door of the elementary and junior/senior high schools. Students, staff, parents, and community members will be able to enter the schools from 7:30 a.m. to 8:12 a.m. in the usual manner. At exactly 8:12 a.m., each front door will lock automatically from a timer system. If a student is late to school, he/she will have to push the buzzer by the front door, say their name, and the secretary can unlock the door for him/her to enter. The student will proceed to the school office to get a Tardy Slip/Pass to take to the first hour teacher. Any parent or community member visiting the school during the day will also push the buzzer located by the front door of the school and be “buzzed in” by the secretary. Research shows this system helps ensure a safer school. All other doors throughout the district should remain locked both day and night.
We also continue to add cameras inside and outside of the schools. The shop area is the most recent area to have cameras installed, again, based on the security needs of the district. Our construction classes are located both inside the building and outside the high school, depending on the class. To help monitor students, staff, and visitors, we will have the camera connection to the high school office and be able to rewind the recording should we have any vandalism or any safety breaches. More cameras are being installed in the elementary school to complete the security system in the building. Be sure to give a big Thank You to the District Technology Director, Donnie Morgan, for her expertise in recommending the latest safety and security features for the schools!
The maintenance crews continue to have a long list of summer maintenance projects to upgrade and remodel areas of the district. Here is a list of new projects for the summer of 2018:
Stanton County Elementary School
Stanton County Junior/Senior High School
Stanton County Middle School (The following projects began over Spring Break and are nearing completion.)
Many of these projects will be completed by the district maintenance staff and a few summer helpers. When you see the following staff give them a Thank You for their hard work and expertise to complete the work in house that saves the district financially:
Josh Tucker, Head of Maintenance
Josh Allen, Asst. Head of Maintenance and Head of Transportation
Homar Licon, Maintenance Dept.
Finally, the next time you see a School Board Member, thank him or her for the time dedicated to making financially sound decisions pertaining to remodeling projects, along with all the ways their decisions advance the district!