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

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


We are improving security at all of our schools


We've completed secure entryways as part of broader construction work at:

  • Central Kitsap High & Middle
  • Barker Creek Community School
  • Klahowya Secondary School
  • Olympic High School
  • Silverdale Elementary

We remodeled entrances at:

  • Brownsville
  • Clear Creek
  • Emerald Heights
  • Esquire Hills
  • Fairview 
  • Green Mountain
  • Hawk 
  • PineCrest
  • Ridgetop 
  • Silverdale
  • Silver Ridge
  • Woodlands

Fall 2019

Work is underway at Cottonwood and Cougar Valley elementary schools. Work at Cougar Valley includes relocation of the office and remodeling the old office space. Work at Cottonwood includes a small addition to bring the office near the entrance (there was previously a hallway between the entrance and the office).