Cassia School District Updating Classroom Doors


By Andrew Reed

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Spring Break is a time for school districts to touch up on maintenance.

That’s what's happening at Mountain View Elementary school in Burley.

Doors are going up and even some new walls, Mountain View Elementary School is receiving a security makeover.

"We've been trying to get doors for quite a few years and with the recent events on the East Coast right before Christmas it was really brought up for the front for us,” said Principal Delia Valdez, Mountain View Elementary School.

Staff and parents were concerned that if an intruder entered the school, there would be no way to lockdown classrooms.

"This building was built on an open classroom concept. When it was first built it was a shell, all the walls around didn't exist,” said Valdez.

The school has never had classroom doors since it opened in the 70's, teachers will now have the chance to shut the door for learning and security reasons.

"We are framed up for six more, there are six more to finish this out so all the classrooms have doors in this building” said Tim Fisher, Carpenter Cassia School District.

Once construction is complete within the next few weeks, the school will have 15 new doors with locks.

A security measure that the community believes was long overdue.

The doors were donated by Unity Church in Burley, Declo Elementary School is also receiving ten new doors.

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