Ring the Bell:
Security Measures Implemented at Schools
Parents, delivery drivers and others who want to enter Waynesville Schools need to identify themselves and their purpose for being at the school – as part of an enhanced security initiative started in 2015.
Guests will press a door-bell type buzzer and then be able to talk back and forth with someone in the office during regular business hours.
"The cameras and buzzer system are designed to provide a more safe and secure environment for our students, and are a direct response to parent requests for these measures," says Dr. Chris Berger, assistant superintendent of operational services and the district's head of security.
Parents should allow an extra five minutes when they are planning to pick up their students, in case office staff members are on the phone or otherwise occupied when they arrive.
The systems are installed at all of the Waynesville schools.