With many things happening across the nation in regards to school safety and security, Uinta County School District #1 is addressing this in three areas: Secure Vestibules, Concealed Weapons, and Visitor Management System.
Over the next two years, each school entrance will be redesigned with a secure vestibule and buzz in system. The only option visitors will have when entering the school will be to enter into the the secure office area and use the buzz in system. All entrances into the building will be locked at the start time of school each day. This means visitors will wait in a vestibule area to be buzzed in. Upon entering the office, visitors will have two choices: 1)if they are only taking care of business in the office, they will take care of that business then leave; 2)if they are going to be entering into the school they will check into to a Visitor Management System that will require a valid ID, and receive a printed badge with their destination and picture on it. If individuals are found in the building without a visitor badge, or an employee badge they will be escorted to the office in an effort to maintain the safety of all.
The first school buildings to be retrofitted will be Evanston High School, Davis Middle School and Uinta Meadows Elementary during the summer of 2018. North Elementary, Aspen Elementary, and Clark Elementary will be retrofitted during the summer of 2019. Horizon Jr/Sr High School, and Evanston Middle School will finalize their buildings during the 2018-2019 school year.