Coleman, Nike, Robertsville, and Truman Schools are being prepped for summer construction thanks to the passage of Proposition 1. The schools are getting updated secure vestibules as an addition to the district’s security plan.
Secure vestibules provide additional protection by adding a secured space for visitors. Vestibules are secured spaces with two or more sets of doors and an office sign-in area. Once a visitor has signed in and been identified as an authorized visitor, the doors from the sign-in area to the school are electronically unlocked.
In addition to the added security of knowing who is visiting the school, a security vestibule also serves as a single point of entrance for students who are late to school or coming from an appointment, because all other doors to the school remain locked while school is in session.
There are three simple steps of properly functioning security vestibules.
1. The concept of a security vestibule is that visitors enter the vestibule after being identified by a staff member using the security camera door bell system.
2. Next, they are required to enter the office to check in before gaining access to the rest of the building.
3. The set of doors between the vestibule and the school remain locked and only open out.
Pacific High School, Riverbend Middle School, and Pacific Intermediate currently have updated secure vestibules.