District Makes Safety Improvements During Summer Break

School main entry doors


Aug. 26, 2022

Dear Brentwood Community,

As students and staff embark on a new year of learning, I wanted to take a moment to give you an update on safety and security measures throughout the Brentwood School District.

Our district has plans in place at each of our schools to handle emergency situations. We work closely with the Brentwood police and fire departments to ensure our schools are as safe as possible, and we regularly practice our safety procedures with students and staff. We have also taken steps to enhance the physical safety of our schools with recently completed and ongoing construction projects.

This summer, we partnered with local first responders to conduct safety audits at all of our schools. We walked every inch of our district and checked every door to make sure the locks were functioning properly. Any repairs were completed before the first day of school. We also reinforced our safety and security procedures during our back-to-school meetings with teachers, support staff and administrators.

Additional summer safety and security improvements included:

  • Additional two-way radios for improved communication
  • Magnetic strips on classrooms doors, allowing them to remain locked at all times
  • Interior and exterior door alarms
  • Blackout shades for interior door sidelights
  • Main office panic buttons linked directly to police dispatch
  • Wayfinding signage and visual markers for first responder navigation

Schools should be safe places, and as educators, caregivers and community members, it is our collective duty to keep our schools safe. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian Lane
Superintendent of Schools