Texas City ISD
"We are always on alert to have a safe campus. I've provided policy, procedures from the handbook and information from our Emergency Operations Manual on how we drill and how we would respond to a crisis situation similar to what happened today. Please be cautious on what you share as to not threaten the safety of our plans.
Every campus has a secured entry. That was accomplished with the 2007 Bond projects. Visitors are forced to check into the office first and receive a visitor pass and be scanned through our Raptor system They have to have a specific purpose to be on campus.
We will have additional officers patrolling the perimeters of all of our schools this afternoon and each day next week.
Our teachers and staff receive annual training. Those pages are attached. All campus staff received training in August from our Galveston County Sheriff's Liaison Officers called When Seconds Count, a reenactment of a school shooting.
The safety of Waller ISD students and staff is always a top priority. Our Administration Team and our School Resource Officers are aware of the tragedy. We are deeply saddened
by this tragedy. Our deepest condolences go to family and loved ones during this time of grief.
Parents and other adult visitors are welcome to visit District schools provided they show a state issued ID. All visitors must report to the receptionist and sign in to get a visitor's badge. The visitor's badge must be worn while visiting and returned when the visit is over. Visits to individual classrooms during instructional time shall be permitted only with the principal's approval. Such visits shall not be permitted if their duration or frequency interferes with the delivery of instruction or disrupts the normal school environment. Classroom visits should be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. Driver's license/identification will be kept in the front office until the visitor checks out. Student visitors are not allowed
Note: No visitors are allowed campus visits on state assessment testing days.
When visitors, volunteers, or contractors check in to a campus - or when parents come to pick up students during the day - they will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID for entering into the V-Soft system. The V-Soft system is a computerized visitor tracking system that screens visitors using public sex offender database information as well as any additional alert data entered by the school in regard to custody issues, restraining orders, and WISD prohibited persons.