Orchard Park voters to decide school safety improvements

Nov 13, 2018

The Orchard Park School District wants to make important safety improvements. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says voting will be held Tuesday to decide on capital project. 

Orchard Park Middle School.
Credit Photo from Orchard Park Middle School website

Orchard Park voters will be deciding on a $12.2 million Safety and Security Capital Project. It calls for improvements to security at the main entrance of all six district buildings. It would also include safety improvements to secondary entrances of the High School and Middle School.  

Voting Tuesday in the Orchard Park School District.
Credit Photo from the Orchard Park webpage

Changes would mean a school visitor would enter into a screening area without gaining access to the school building. This would allow for a screening process conducted by the building monitor as districts continue working toward better school safety in the wake of mass shootings.

The district noted the full cost of the project includes replacement of roofs at the Middle School and Windom Elementary.

Voting in the Orchard Park School District begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday and runs through 9 p.m. inside the Orchard Park High School Gym off Freeman Road.