Current EISD Safety and Security Measures
Where Are We?
In recent years, EISD has taken strong steps toward campus and district safety. Some of these are in response to incidences of campus violence in other places, newly enacted legislation, EISD Board directives and sound judgment regarding public safety. EISD will continue to be watchful and diligent to protect every student and every employee of the district.
Below you will find a list of current safety and security measures implemented daily and in emergency situations. In addition, you will also notice a proposed list of other safety and security measures EISD is exploring at this time.
Emergency Operations Plan
This plan outlines an approach to emergency management and operations. It also provides guidance for emergency management activities for the following:
Emergency Operations Plan Guidelines for Administrators
These guidelines address procedures that should take place in an emergency situation such as the following:
Used for situations such as fire, explosion, smell of smoke, gas odor, fire alarm and bomb threats.
Used for situations such as intruder, weapon, hostage, active shooter, hostile individual, criminal activity and dangerous animals.
Used in the event of possible severe weather.
Used when a suspicious or threatening individual is in, on or around school property and hazardous chemical spill outside the building.
Shelter In Place
Used when there is a hazardous chemical spill outside the building.
Other topics addressed are Gas Leaks, Power Failure, Child Abuse, Assaults, Accidents with Severe Injuries, Water Emergencies, etc.
Training is provided annually for staff and students in the following areas:
- Tornado/Severe Weather
- Reverse Evacuation
- Shelter in Place
Students are taught by teachers each type of emergency drill and the reason and conditions that would activate the drill, in an age appropriate manner before the drill is practice.
Emergency Practice Drills
Each school is responsible for practicing drills throughout the year.
- Evacuation – At least one per month for each month school is in session 10 or more days
- Lockdown – Twice per year
- Tornado/Severe Weather – Twice per year
- Reverse Evacuation – Twice per year
- Shelter In Place – Twice per year
Mock Emergency Drills
To assure schools are prepared in the case of a crisis, School Resource Officers along with the local Police and Fire Department conduct emergency drills throughout the school year. This allows school staff to identify problems/weaknesses in the plans and procedures. It also provides an opportunity for staff and students to practice what is expected of them during an emergency. Examples of drills conducted are lockdowns and intruder.
School Resource Officers
Everman ISD has contracted with the Everman Police Department to employ two Resource Officers for our secondary schools, Baxter Jr. High and Everman High School. The Resource Officers have also been assigned other schools within the district to provide law enforcement services when needed.
This company provides night security for all buildings in EISD.
This comprehensive detection and deterrence program has one objective: to reduce the presence of drugs, beverage alcohol, abused medication and weapons on campus and school grounds. This is accomplished through the use of scent trained canines. This program is successful because:
- A message to students, parents and the community that a school has initiated a proactive position regarding the presence of prohibited items.
- Eliminate the need to "lock down" a campus thereby minimizing the interruption of the educational process.
Surveillance cameras have been placed in some of EISD schools. There are many advantages in having cameras in schools such as helping to assist in the general safety and security of staff and students, helps to prevent theft, vandalism and acts as a deterrent to thieves and criminals from indulging in illegal activities.
Front Office Staff Training
Training provided by the local Police Department in handling and dealing with visitors.
Metal detector sweeps are conducted randomly during the course of the school day and in related matters to keep students off guard.
These are uniformed procedures used in all EISD schools when dealing with visitors.
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct is the district’s response to the requirements of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code. The Code provides methods and options for managing students in the classroom and on school grounds, disciplining students, and preventing and intervening in student discipline problems. The law requires the district to define misconduct that may—or must—result in a range of specific disciplinary consequences including removal from a regular classroom or campus, out-of-school suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), or expulsion from school.
Discipline Management Plan
These are uniformed procedures used by administrators regarding student discipline issues.
Bulldogs Take A Stand
EISD strives to ensure that all of its students and employees are free from bullying, sexual harassment, and dating violence. All charges of bullying, sexual harassment, and dating violence are to be taken very seriously by students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents/guardians. EISD will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. Every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.
Character Counts is presented in the classroom by our school counselors using the Six Pillars of Character. Character Counts is intertwined with any other existing program and classroom management. The program also uses cross curriculum when teaching the six pillars of character. Therefore, students are still learning the TEKS while learning how to be respectful citizens.
The Six Pillars of Character are:
Highly Visible Administrators
Our EISD administrators are the best. They understand safety is our number one priority. They strive on a daily basis to assure that their buildings are safe so that teachers can teach and students can learn.