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Butler seeks to boost high school safety

Changes would flip library, offices

October 15, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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An architect's rendering is shown for a possible new front office and entrance layout at Butler Senior High School.

School officials are considering flipping Butler Senior High School's principals' office area and its library in a bid to improve security at the cost of shrinking the library.

Over the summer, the Butler Area School District completed the second of three phases of secure entrance improvements to the high school building.

During the board's Monday meeting, IKM Architecture's Matthew Hansen presented a set of drafts for how to solve school administrator's concerns about the current flow of visitors.

This, Superintendent Brian White said, would be the largest of the three security phases. The project could take anywhere from 12 to 18 months and would likely use up $1.3 million set aside for the work in the district's capital projects budget.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in Tuesday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe in print or online to read more about the security changes and other decisions made at this week's meeting.

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