La Plata High School has installed new security systems; they will be activated sometime this year. Their activation is entirely dependent upon the wishes of the Board of Education. As of now they are fixing all the problems, such as issues with the passes and designing the passes.
These new security systems were installed to ensure La Plata High students’ safety and well-being. Officer Kaylor said that this will make our school “more secure and prevent outsiders from coming in.” There are cameras that allow the workers in the front office to have full visibility of anyone who wishes to enter the school building.
There will be passes for just about everything, from teachers having access to the building in the mornings, to students going from one class to the next. There will also be specified bathroom passes for students to use. After-school programs will not require passes, as many students need to enter and exit the building frequently for clubs and sports. These passes work based on a little chip inside of each card that the lock scans and then determines if the pass is legitimate and if the the student is allowed access to the building.
With the new security systems, it is possible to program when the doors are unlocked and when they are locked. The Board of Education monitors when the doors unlock and when they lock, not the school. Since they are locked from the inside, there should be no complications for people that need to leave due to principal’s waiver.