FRUITA, Colo. With school security constantly at the forefront of national conversations, District 51 schools are looking to beef up their own security and Fruita Middle School is next on the list.
In April, the Fruita Middle School PTA set out to fundraise for a new security door to help keep track of the visitors coming in and out of the school.
The way the entrance works now is visitors are instructed to check in at the office after entering the school, but the security door would help staff monitor who is coming in and out right at the entrance.
"People could just walk right into our building and while we do a lot to mitigate that, we really feel a security door would be kind of a permanent addition that would really enhance the security," Fruita Middle School Principal Brig Leane said.
The price of the specialty door is $12,000 and the PTA has raised $10,000. The final $2,000 worth of funds will come from the PTA's fall fundraiser.
Leane said he expects the door to be installed during fall break.