Safety and Security
A number of different projects fall under the umbrella of safety and security. The largest were the replacement of athletic fields at both Harbour Pointe and Voyager middle schools with artificial-turf fields. Both of those projects were started in the summer of 2015 and completed later that year.
School security has been a major concern of schools and school districts for many years, but has received an even more intense focus with various school tragedies that have occurred during the past 15 years. In the bond proposal that voters approved last February 2014 was a $2 million line item to install security initiatives district-wide. Among them was the installation of a video camera security system at each of the school district’s secondary schools.
Another project in this category was the improvement of science classrooms at Mariner and Kamiak high schools during the summer of 2016