School District Eyes Security Upgrades
Administrators are proposing new classroom door locks throughout the district, additional cameras at the high school and middle schools.
Safety and efficiency are two themes in a proposed list of capital projects for the Oak Creek-Franklin School District.
Among the upgrades administrators are eying are new classroom door locks at schools throughout the district, a new fire alarm system at Shepard Hills and additional cameras at the high school and both middle schools.
The school district is also proposing to resurface the high school's east and west parking lots.
Oak Creek annually allocates $1.2 million for capital projects, which are brought forward by school principals and then prioritized. The district focuses on improvements in health and safety, curriculum and instruction, and efficiency, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said.
The following is the list of proposed capital projects, which the School Board will vote on in its March 11 meeting, ranked in priority.
|1||Edgewood||upgrade temperature control system||$82,000|
|2||Cedar Hills||guidance office ventilation||$2,153|
|3||Cedar Hills||second floor storeroom ventilation to convert room into an instructional space||$3,000|
|4||High School||re-configure Room 150 into two classrooms||$5,865|
|5||High School||additional cameras to areas outside the coverage area of other cameras||$13,800|
|6||East Middle School||add cameras in corridors to enhance security||$31,188|
|7||West Middle School||install security camera system||$31,188|
|8||Meadowview||install window between clerk's office and main entry to prevent people from entering and wandering through building||$4,370|
|9||District-wide||replace classroom door locks||$150,000|
|10||Shepard Hills||replace fire alarm system||$119,600|
|11||District Office||address heating problems||$75,000|
|12||East Middle School||clerestory windows in multi-purpose rooms||$15,000|
|13||High School||lighting upgrades for shops and other rooms||$21,045|
|14||West Middle School||library lighting upgrades||$2,990|
|15||West Middle School||parking lot repairs||$150,000|
|16||Meadowview||replace PA system||$40,250|
|17||Shepard Hills||replace paging/intercom||$23,000|
|18||Carollton||main office door||$5,980|
|19||Deerfield||upgrade interior rooms' temperature controls||$7,475|
|20||High School||resurfaceWest parking lot and north access drive||$120,000|
|21||High School||resurfaceEast parking lot; repair storm sewer and drains and re-stripe||$150,000|
|22||East Middle School||replace gas shut-off valves for science classrooms||$4,761|
|23||High School||replace main gym PA system||$15,000|
|24||West Middle School||upgrade gym exterior doors||$2,875|
|25||Edgewood||convert kitchen walk-in cooler from water-cooled to air-cooled to reduce water consumption||$11,640|
|26||East Middle School||address runoff from courtyards||$10,000|
|27||Meadowview||improvements to windows on north face of gymnasium||$14,639|
|29||Edgewood||new clock system||$28,750|
|30||West Middle School||convert all chalkboards to whiteboards||$30,000|
|31||District Office||replace both back doors||$8,611|
|32||High School||replace ground floor exterior door||$8,611|
|33||High School||refinish or replace pool bleacher boards as needed||$10,046|