The Round Rock school board is set to vote on tougher security at the entryways of each campus to better protect students against intruders.
School board members will tackle the issue in the next hour or so. These modifications would be made using money saved or interest earned from other bond projects.
After what happened in Connecticut--district employees feel this is an urgent matter that cannot wait for a bond election.
Here is an example of a school with what Round Rock ISD calls a safe and secure entry. When visitors walk in the front doors they are met with a set of locked double doors-- forcing them to walk into the front office to gain access to the main campus.
Over the years the district has made the modifications on campuses. However 23 campuses still have an open layout.
Here is an example of that. Visitors can walk straight into a commons area or down hallways.
For these layouts the district will add additional doorways or walls. Sadly some parents feel that won't be enough.
The cost is estimated at $910,000.
If approved, some schools will be remodeled over spring break. All will be complete by next school year.