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School Fences


During the 2013-2014 Facility Master Plan process, representatives from AUSD and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) held multiple community meetings at every school site, as well as three community-wide meetings to review the goals identified for each school site. At each of those meetings, school staff members and families expressed a strong desire for better security at the school sites.


The Facility Master Plan was used to shape the Measure I bond, which voters passed in November, 2014. Beginning in 2015, the Safety and Security Committee began meeting to discuss ways of upgrading the school sites, including updating not only fencing but door locks, key systems, alarm and communication systems, drop-off areas and pick-up zones, and accessibility provisions. You can read the final report from the committee, which the Board of Education approved in October 2015, here.


The fences are primarily meant to secure the perimeter of the school site during school hours, protect the inner core of school sites during non-school hours, and help funnel visitors to the campus into one primary, highly visible entrance.

community meetings & minutes

In April, 2016, the district launched a district-wide fencing project with a series of community meetings designed to present the background and parameters of the project and gather community input. Those meetings were held: 


April 6, 2016 (for Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, and Lincoln Middle School) Lincoln Middle School MPR


April 14 (for Otis, Maya Lin, Wood, and Lum) Wood Middle School MPR


April 19 (for Paden, Haight, Franklin and Alameda High) Alameda High School Cafeteria


May 25 (for WCDC/Island High, Academy of Alameda, Longfellow, and Encinal Junior & Senior High) Island High School MPR