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New security entry system to be installed at BKW

Within the next few weeks the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District will be installing and implementing a new buzzer entry system in an effort to increase security for students while school is in session.

At the board meeting on Jan. 7, the Board of Education approved the installation of this new security entry system to be installed around the beginning of February, although a specific timeline has not yet been determined.

The new buzzer entry system will mean all doors within the district will stay locked during the day. Anyone wishing to gain access to a district building during school hours will need to press the buzzer on the main door entrance and state their name and their purpose for coming into the school. They will then need to report to the main office of the school to retrieve a visitor's pass.

As of Jan. 2, all doors within the school district are locked during school hours, and until the buzzer entry system is installed, community volunteers will be at the main entrances to escort visitors to the main office.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks from the school principals. Please contact the main office of your respective school with any further questions.