In Their Words

  • Chief of Public Safety Lisa Erickson, the district's lead safety officer:

    “For us, it’s really getting the attitudes and the priority to safety prioritized every day, every minute of the day, not just during an emergency event.”

    “I think sometimes people are afraid to [report a threat], but we would rather have the information and resolve it to nothing than not have it, and have an event occur.”

    Public Safety Systems Specialist Fred Kuest, who managed the bond security projects:

    “The investment by the bond in physical security has made the Hillsboro School District, which is the fourth-largest district in the state, number one in physical security.”

    “When students feel safe and feel secure, then they can learn.”

  • [video interview coming soon]