The Township of Franklin BOE Approves School Safety Vestibule Project

The Township of Franklin BOE Approves School Safety Vestibule Project
Posted on 03/02/2018
This is the image for the news article titled The Township of Franklin BOE Approves School Safety Vestibule ProjectKeeping students safe is one of the main priorities for school districts all across the country. Thanks to the support of the board of education, the Franklin Township community, teachers, school administrators and local emergency management officials, the Township of Franklin Public Schools will increase school security by renovating the main entrances to install safety vestibules at all three elementary schools. At its February meeting, the board of education voted to award the school safety vestibule project to W.J. Gross, Inc. The project includes the installation of electronically locked double door systems at all three schools, relocating the main entrances at both the Main Road and Caroline L. Reutter Schools, and the installation of additional security cameras. The project will also include main office renovations to coincide with the relocation of the main entrances at Main Road and Caroline L. Reutter Schools.

Upon completion of the project, visitors will be required to be “buzzed” into the main entrance where access will be restricted to the vestibule area. The vestibules will be equipped with service windows that allow visitors to drop off items without entering the schools’ hallways. Visitors that need access into the school buildings will enter the main office (through the vestibule) and sign in before being directed to their designation. “We are really appreciative of the school board for having the vision to see that this is an area of need for our schools. It will add a meaningful layer of security at all three main points of entry.” Money set aside for capital projects in the board of education budget will cover the expenses of the project. The project is expected to be completed by September 2018.

Please click here to view vestibule drawings.