McLoughlin Elementary pilots entrance security system
This year John McLoughlin Elementary will pilot a new entrance security system. The school's front door will be locked after the school day begins, and a new buzz-in video entry system will enable office staff to speak with visitors and determine whether they should be admitted to the building. Following past practice, all exterior doors will remain locked during the school day.
"This provides a more secure entry system at our school. Parents wanted this to happen, so we worked with them on that," said Principal Candice Henkin. "This allows the district to pilot one of the many upgrades that would be funded for every district school if voters approve the bond on the November ballot."
More information about the school bond proposal is available at ocschoolbond.org.
"We're committed to giving children a safe and welcoming school experience," Henkin said. "Staff at our front door will still greet children as they enter school each morning, but once the school day has begun, the new system will be in place. We plan to survey parents a few months from now to get their feedback on how this is working for families."