Security means not only maintenance of buildings but also protection from fire hazards and faulty equipment and safe practices in the use of electrical, plumbing, and heating equipment. The board requires and encourages close cooperation with local police, fire, and sheriff departments and with insurance company inspectors.
Access to school buildings and grounds outside of regular school hours shall be limited to staff whose work requires it. An adequate key control system shall be established which shall limit access to buildings to authorized staff and shall safeguard against the potential entry of unauthorized persons.
Records and funds shall be kept in a safe place and/or under lock and key when required.
Locks and other protective devices designed to be used as safeguards against illegal entry and vandalism shall be installed when appropriate to the individual situation. Employment of additional security officers may be approved in situations where special risks are involved. All incidents of vandalism and burglary shall be reported to the chief of safety and security immediately. The chief of safety and security will then report the incident to district personnel as appropriate.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 1984