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SECURITY/ACCESS TO BUILDINGS

Policy Number: 
Board File: ECA/ECAB

Security for District buildings and grounds (during regular school hours as well as non- school hours) contributes to the wellbeing and safety of students and staff as well as to that of the sites themselves.

Each school building shall be inspected annually to address removal of hazards and vandalism and any other barriers to safety and supervision.

During regular school hours, flow of traffic into and out of buildings shall be closely monitored and limited to certain doors. The procedures to be followed for visitors in school buildings shall be in accordance with District policy KI, Visitors to the Schools.

Access to school buildings and grounds outside of regular school hours shall be limited to personnel whose work requires it and to sponsors of approved student activities. An adequate key control system shall be established which will limit access to buildings to authorized personnel and will safeguard against entrance to buildings by persons unauthorized to have keys.

“Security” means not only keeping buildings locked and secure but also providing protection against physical hazards and acts of violence. It also includes having available floor plans of buildings and site plans showing campus boundaries and access points, which shall be maintained at the District’s central administration office. The Board requires and encourages close cooperation with local police, fire and sheriff’s departments and insurance company inspectors. Funds and valuable records shall be kept in a secure place.

Alarm systems and other devices that protect buildings against illegal entry and vandalism shall be installed where appropriate. Employment of security personnel may be approved by the Board in situations where special risks are involved.

Adopted: July 17, 2003

LEGAL REFS.:
C.R.S. 18-9-112
C.R.S. 18-9-117
C.R.S. 22-32-109.1(5)

CROSS REFS.:
ECAC, Vandalism
KI, Visitors to the Schools