286 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 10 The district also has a health clinic on campus in collaboration with CHI, a local hospital, offering medical services to students and staff. The ACE (All Created Equal) program, is another Lakeside initiative, functioning as a food bank and clothing closet to provide discreet assistance to families in need. To prepare for tornadoes, an ongoing concern in the region, the district has constructed three shelters on campus, with the capacity to accommodate all students and staff during significant weather warnings. Lakeside School District firmly adheres to the principle of “kids first.” Their vision statement reflects this commitment, underscoring that every decision made within the district is driven by what is best for the students. Orr summarizes, “Sometimes it’s easy to make decisions that benefit adults. Don’t get me wrong, we try to take great care of our adults, but ultimately, when we’re making decisions, it goes to what’s best for kids. That’s what drives the budget, governance, leadership, things like that.” PREFERRED VENDOR/PARTNER n Progressive Technologies, Inc. www.ThinkProgressive.com Progressive Technologies, Inc is a sole source partner for Security and Life Safety in hundreds of school districts across multiple states. We design, install, maintain, test and monitor, Security Camera’s, Access Control, Vapor Detection, Fire Alarm, Intrusion and Intercom. PTI is an industry leader for data/structured cabling, fiber, and IP phone systems. n SSC Services for Education sscserv.com Since 1949, Nabholz has grown into a national multi-service contractor with a team of over 1,400 industry professionals serving our clients and communities. Located in seven states with unmatched quality and service, we’re strategically positioned to be our customers’ single-source provider of any construction, facility maintenance, or specialty installation need.