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DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY ,

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY ,

Increasing mental health issues and escalating acts of violence including bullying , assaults , and school shootings is raising concern about school safety .
At Masonite , we are committed to helping make every school and every classroom safer . As a leader in providing doors for education , we realized we were in a unique position to use our expertise and resources to create solutions that could help protect students and staff from potential threats . The result is our Defendr™ Door System , an affordable and practical way for schools to create safer spaces throughout a school ’ s interior by adding layers of protection to slow down an attacker until help can arrive .
We sponsored this survey as a means to assist in being part of a solution . So when planning a new school design or updating an existing school , you have insights into the perspectives of the end-user community .
While we all have concerns , at Masonite , we want to turn our concerns into a solution that benefits our communities .
Thank you for allowing us to work with you to ensure our schools ’ safety .
For more information about creating safer spaces in schools and the Masonite Defendr Door System , please visit masonite . com / defendr . commARCH // 53