District Safety Measures:
Crisis plans are deemed closed records for public safety according to RSMo. 610.021. LR plans to implement a comprehensive and varied plan for protecting students and staff. We would not want the bad guys to know which glass is bullet proof, which doors are magnetically locked or intruder resistant, which cameras are live, how police are notified, what protocol will be for each crisis situation, etc. Therefore Safety & Security projects will be implemented and discussed in generalities. Thank you for understanding the seriousness of this discussion and why specific details must remain confidential.
Safe and Secure Entrances:
All entrances will be reconfigured to allow parents and patron to interact with the office, but not have access to enter the other parts of the school without permission. The Primary and High School are the newest schools and will require the least amount of work: (Estimated Cost $50,000 each). The three other schools will be more involved projects.
Communication & Monitoring Access Upgrades: Estimated Cost – $100,000
Projects will include a comprehensive and varied approach by upgrading or adding; security cameras, door access controls, intercom and radio systems, law enforcement notification systems, lighting, fencing, and vehicle/student traffic safety improvements.
Logan Elementary (grades 2-3) Improvements: Estimated Cost – $5,000,000
The Library will be relocated to a new space, which will be much much larger. The old library will be remodeled to a classroom. The Computer Lab will be incorporated into the new Library space as a Learning Commons design. The old computer lab will be remodeled back to a classroom.
Music and Art will be relocated to a more central location, with improvements to accommodate each discipline. The current Music and Art spaces will be remodeled and converted back to classroom spaces.
The office will be moved to the center-front of the school to create a safe and secure entrance with better visitor parking, and improved drop off and pick-up traffic flow.
A safe room, to FEMA standards, will be added. There is currently no FEMA grant money available which the district utilized for the other safe room projects at the High School, Middle School, and Upper Elementary. This will allow the current “gymnacafetorium” to be utilized as a cafeteria and the new safe room will function as a gymnasium.
The new additions (safe room and library) will create a secure outdoor plaza space for teachers to utilize with their students.
Roof replacement to remodeled portions of the school, single pane glass replacement to rooms being remodeled and entire front of school, a third phase of power will be added, lagoon is required to be brought up to code, and improved safety of traffic flow and parking improvements will be projects incorporated into the 2019 Bond Referendum. The remaining remodel needs at Logan Elementary will be Phase II in 2022 when more bonding capacity becomes available.
Upper Elementary Improvements: Estimated Cost – $630,000
The main entrance will be reworked to eliminate the side entrance, provide for one secure point of entry, improve student traffic flow by eliminating the single file hallway, which is currently the only interior route for the entire 4th and 5th grade to access the FEMA safe room, and all “other core” classes (music, art, library, computers, physical education).
Middle School Improvements: Estimated Cost – $270,000
A separate entrance to the Middle School will be created for visitor access into the office instead of directly into the cafeteria.
Add Cameras to All School Buses:
Currently LR has cameras on 19 of 30 buses. Every new bus purchased over the past 9 years has been equipped with cameras. LR has also retrofitted several buses with cameras as funds have allowed.
Athletic Facilities Requiring Safety Improvements: Estimated Cost – $1,500,000
The baseball infield wooden light poles are 30+ years old. Webster Electric nor other electricians with tall enough bucket trucks will work on these lights due to the poor condition of the poles. These poles will be replaced. The sidewalk access to bleachers is not accessible and must be reworked for access and functionality. While dirt work and grading is being done for new sidewalk and seating, a new pressbox will be incorporated into the design.
There is no accessible sidewalk to the soccer field. We plan to build a sidewalk including a concrete pad for game viewing and bleacher seating.
The Middle School Gym bleachers are non functioning and beyond repair. Also, the bleachers between the gym and the small gym are no longer used. Improvements will be made to the space to improve functionality for multiple physical education classes to the use the spaces at the same time. Railing is not up to current code and wooden chair backs and stairs will be upgraded for better access and ease of use.
Deferred Maintenance: Estimated Cost – $400,000