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Security Enhancements Coming to Campus

Security Enhancements Coming to Campus

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by Brad Sewell

We are eager to share news about additional security enhancements planned for our campus!

The first phase of this project, and its primary focus, is to control access to the parking lot along Poplar Avenue. Included in this message are new renderings of our main parking lot along Poplar Avenue with added fencing and a designated security entrance. The new fencing will span the length of the main PDS parking lot and connect at the northwest corner of the main church building. To simplify traffic flow, we plan to remove the middle entrance as well.

At this point, we are well into the project’s final planning and city review phase. Once construction begins, it is expected to take six months to complete. We will communicate logistics regarding access to campus for PDS families as we near construction.

You may recall the announcement in the Spirit magazine last year that PDS would have a more defined entrance, marking and illuminating the school’s presence along Poplar Avenue with branded entry signage. Those plans are still moving forward as part of these security enhancements being made in conjunction with Second Presbyterian Church (2PC).

We are incredibly grateful to 2PC for their partnership and collaboration as we join hands in this intentional project.

The safety of the boys as well as our faculty and staff is our top priority. As we conduct security assessments each year and lean on our security team’s expertise, we are always looking to update, enhance, and improve security measures. A summary of improvements include:

  • Controlling access to the parking area along Poplar Avenue by adding fencing
  • The addition of a designated, gated security entrance with a guardhouse
  • Improved signage and directions along Poplar Avenue
  • Removal of the middle entrance improve traffic flow and control vehicular access to campus

We are well on our way! Thanks to the generosity of our lead donors, 60% of funds have been raised, allowing us to begin implementing this initiative.

We hope you will consider joining us in this very important endeavor. Please contact Chris Oliver to make a donation or visit the link below.

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