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Board Approves Secure Entrances at Kennerly, Truman

April 16, 2021

Lindbergh Schools Prop R progress will continue this summer with the construction of new secure entryways at Kennerly Elementary School and Truman Middle School. The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education approved a purchase in the amount of $1,267,200 from Wachter Inc. during its regular meeting April 13, and construction work for both sites is scheduled to begin June 1.

This is the second half of a two-phase process to create safe, secure vestibules at all Lindbergh schools districtwide. Phase 1 was completed in summer 2020 with the construction of new secure vestibules at Crestwood and Long elementary schools, and Sperreng Middle School. In addition, the board voted in February 2021 to add security glazing on entryway glass, and transaction windows at Dressel, Sappington and Concord elementary schools, and the Lindbergh Early Childhood Education main and west campuses. Lindbergh High School's new construction plans include a new secure main entrance as well.

Fifteen vendors downloaded specs for the Kennerly and Truman project, and four bids were received. Watcher, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder for the secure entries project. Kennerly is scheduled to be complete by the start of the 2021-22 school year, while Truman’s expected completion date is December 2021.

Lindbergh voters overwhelmingly approved Prop R, a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue to revitalize the Lindbergh High School campus and create districtwide safety equity, in April 2019. More than 77 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of Prop R, which required 57.15 percent for approval.