Cameras continue to be installed across the District to improve safety for students and staff. To date, new cameras have been installed at Crystal Springs, Frank Love, Kokanee, Ruby Bridges, Westhill and Woodmoor elementary schools. They have also been installed at Sorenson Early Childhood Center, Innovation Lab High School and the campus at Bear Creek, which houses the Northshore Family Partnership and Northshore Networks programs. Recently, a contract was awarded for installation at Kenmore, Maywood Hills and Woodin elementaries, which are scheduled for this fall. Camera inventory has also been purchased for Bothell and Inglemoor high schools, Canyon Park, Kenmore and Skyview middle schools, as well as for Secondary Academy for Success. These schools are anticipated to have contracts awarded and installation completed later this school year.
Prior to this districtwide initiative, the District’s elementary schools lacked video coverage, and systems installed at certain middle and high schools were aging. Once complete, the additions and modernizations will enable better area coverage, improved technology, clearer images, better compression which reduces storage needs, and newer cameras that are compatible with a new centralized video management system (VMS). To ensure security and integrity of the new VMS system, the team is working closely with District Technology. Additionally, the modernizations will ensure that there is similar coverage on each of our school campuses as specified by the Safe Schools Advisory Committee report from May 2019. The upgrades at the secondary level will be ongoing and are expected to be completed in 2022. Thank you to our generous Northshore voters who approved the 2018 bond, which makes these important safety upgrades possible for Northshore students and staff.