New locks ensure security

Added security is now in place the Keota Community Schools, which is the first step in implementing security measures to make the building more safe and secure for staff and students.

The three main doors to the school will have a camera built in allowing the secretary to buzz in parents and visitors. The entrances will be the main doors by the central office, the elementary office and the high school office.

“Our hope is to later implement swipe cards for our staff so that they will be able to enter without being buzzed into those doors,” Jim Henrich, Principal and Superintendent said.

The security doors were installed by Walsh Door and Security out of Des Moines, and came in at a cost of $13,000. The funding came from the SAVE fund, although Henrich said grants would help with the cost of the project.