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Schools Equipped with Enhanced Safety and Security Features—Part II

On August 21, we released Part I of this article introducing your schools’ enhanced safety and security features. (Please click here to read Part I of this article.)

In Part II, we offer a video explaining the new procedure, presented by Corporal Peter Hull with the Colchester Police Department. Please click here to view it.

As the installations and other logistics concerning the security features are finalized, each school will notify parents when its front-door entry systems go live.

To view the September 2 WCAX segment about the changes, including a video and interview with Superintendent Waters, please click here.

To read the WPTZ article about the changes, please click here.

As a friendly reminder, in addition to added cameras and keyless entry systems in our schools, school doors will be locked during the day. During school hours, keyless proximity identification cards will be used by district employees, and guests to the building will be asked to identify themselves before receiving access. The purpose of these enhancements and additional procedures is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of our school community.

For questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your schools’ principals by phone or e-mail (please click here to access their contact information), or contact our administrative offices at (802) 264-5999. You may also e-mail Superintendent Larry Waters at

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