Policy ECA/ECAB Security/Access to Buildings

File: ECA/ECAB

Security/Access to Buildings

Security for district buildings and grounds (during regular school hours as well as non-school hours) contributes to the well being and safety of students and staff as well as to that of the sites themselves.

Each school building shall be inspected annually to address removal of hazards and vandalism and any other barriers to safety and supervision.

During regular school hours, flow of traffic into and out of buildings shall be closely monitored and limited to certain doors. Access to school buildings and grounds outside of regular school hours shall be limited to district personnel whose work requires it and to sponsors of approved student activities.

An adequate key control system shall be established which shall limit access to buildings to authorized district personnel and shall safeguard against entrance to buildings by persons unauthorized to have keys.

“Security” means not only keeping buildings locked and secure but also providing protection against physical hazards and acts of violence. It also includes having available floor plans of buildings and site plans showing campus boundaries and access points. The Board requires and encourages close cooperation with local police, fire and sheriff’s departments and insurance company inspectors.

Alarm systems and other devices that protect buildings against illegal entry and vandalism shall be installed where appropriate. Employment of security personnel may be approved by the Board in situations where special risks are involved.

Adopted: 1978

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 18-9-112 (definition of loitering)

C.R.S. 18-9-117 (unlawful conduct on public property)

C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (5) (Board must adopt safety and security policy)

CROSS REF.: KI, Visitors to School

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado