TWHS adds security features

The Woodlands High School has implemented new safety precautions in order to ensure the safety of students and staff. 

“Between last year and this year, the space between the band hall and fine arts area has been fenced off and locked during the day” Associate Principal Paul Leblanc said. “Newer renovations include new cameras in the stairwells and elevators”. 

Most recently, the front office windows now have a tactical film that withstands certain calibers of bullets. The front doors themselves have also been upgraded, requiring a staff member to buzz people in after 7:40 a.m. 

These new precautions were implemented by Conroe ISD. However, the school itself had to pay for every renovation using the safety fund. The renovations so far have cost around $40,000. The safety fund is actually paid for by students- or more specifically student parking. The $75 fee that students pay for a parking spot every year adds up to about $50,000 according to Mr. Leblanc. Moreover, the remaining money will go to any parking lot renovations that may be needed throughout the year.