East Texas schools ensure safety
POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 6:38pm
Tyler, TX — Administrators and teachers continuously work to make sure schools are safe.
It's something every parent wants and East Texas school districts want the community to have trust in them.
All parents are concerned about their child's safety, and the school districts we spoke to said that's their job.
"Tyler I.S.D has a school safety plan that is in place, we visit that regularly to make sure we have best practices in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff," says Dawn Parnell, Director of Communications, T.I.S.D.
Parnell tells KETK, T.I.S.D enforces safety at 30 schools.
A system is used to check visitors upon entering the campus, and with feedback from the parents and the community, East Texas school district board makes sure students, parents and school staff feel comfortable.
Longview Police tells KETK,
"We have school resource officers on all of our high school campuses as well as out junior high campuses, their job is to enforce any laws on the school campuses," says Kristie Brian, Public Information Officer.
"We do have security officers at our secondary campuses, we do work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies to insure we have safety in place," says Dawn Parnell, Director of Communications, T.I.S.D.
Parnell adds, best practices are revisited and updated frequently so learning can take place.