South Washington County Schools

Enhanced entryway being completed on three remaining elementary schools

In November 2013, district residents passed a referendum for funding to enhance security at all district schools. During the summer of 2016, three more elementary schools received the final phase of enhanced security to their entryways, similar to updates made over recent years at other district schools.

Cottage Grove, Liberty Ridge and Red Rock elementary schools were the remaining schools to receive secure entryways. The new secure entryways require all visitors to enter the main office of the school and check in with a staff member before they are granted access to the school. 

Already in place, and aligned with other district schools are the updated camera systems, interior classroom door locks, laminated safety glass in vestibules and classroom doors and card access to expedite police response.

A video about the security updates made as a result of the 2013 referendum is available below.