First 15 Schools by Summer 2019
Better classroom locks are on the way. Voters funded the 2016 school bond, which set aside money for improved security, including safer interior and exterior door locks.
New electronic locks and hardware will be installed at 15 schools by mid-summer. The school board approved awarding a $2.98 million contract to Long Building Technologies on March 6.
The process to upgrade 16 additional schools with automatic lock-down technology will follow with another bid and contract approval process.
When complete, the new technology and hardware will make it possible for site or district security staff to close and lock all classroom doors on campus from a central location. Classroom doors can still be opened from within, but teachers will no longer need to open their door in order to lock them manually.
Electronic Locks, Phase 1 Schools (Summer 2019)
Some electronic access technology was included in these newer schools when they were constructed.
- Bow Lake
- Gregory Heights
- Hazel Valley
- McMicken Heights
- Mount Rainer
- Mount View
- North Hill
- Raisbeck Aviation
- White Center Heights
Electronic Locks, Phase 2 Schools (Fall/Winter 2019)
- Beverly Park
- Big Picture
- CHOICE Academy
- New Start
- Performing Arts Center
- Puget Sound Skills Center
- Southern Heights
- Valley View
Completed: Interior Deadbolt Locks (Summer 2018)
We added interior deadbolt locks to all classrooms with doors to the outside. This work was completed in summer 2018.
This included the following locations:
- New Start High School
- Big Picture Schools
- Beverly Park Elementary
- Hilltop Elementary
- Southern Heights Elementary
- Des Moines Elementary
Check the Safety & Security Upgrades page on the school construction and bond progress section of our website.