Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/8/2024 - 7:00 PM
Category: Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval to move forward with District 200 safety and security upgrade plan.
Vision 2026:
Operational Excellence Strategies 3
Develop and maintain robust technology systems.
Operational Excellence Strategies 1
Address facilities projects identified in the Facilities Master Plan.
Background This item is a follow up from the introduction of our safety and security work introduced at the April 2024 Committee of the Whole meeting as well as the April 2024 Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting.
File Attachment:
Physical Security Project Cost Sheet 5.8.24.pdf
Summary: District 200 has identified a list of priority safety and security measures to implement at its sites:
- increased video surveillance
- electronic door access
- NightLock door security devices
- digital panic alarms

Pending board approval District 200 will begin to pre-buy hardware for these priority areas, contract with identified vendors for confirmation of installation timelines, and confirm hardware and labor costs not to exceed our specified budget of $1,563,725.36 presented to the board.
Funding: The District received a surplus disbursement from The City of Wheaton for TIF #3 in the current fiscal year (FY24). This payment ($2,089,482.06) was received in November 2023, is currently sitting in the Education Fund (Fund 10) and has not been designated by the Board of Education for a specific use. These funds are not restricted in terms of use and could be used to support the security plan as described.
Board Policy 4:60 Purchases and Contracts
6:235 Access to Electronic Networks
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board approve with implementation of our safety and security upgrade plan.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jason Spencer - Exec Director of Innovation and Technology
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Dave Long Moved, Member John Rutledge seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board approve with implementation of our safety and security upgrade plan.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Dave Long     Yes
Angela Blatner     Yes
Julie Kulovits     Yes
Erik Hjerpe     Yes
John Rutledge     Yes