Keeping Our Students Safe
Keeping your children safe while at school is our district’s top priority.
Listed below are several safety measures currently in place designed to safeguard students and to affect positive student learning in the classroom. We still believe the public schools in Irving are the safest place in the community for our students for a variety of reasons.
Consider the following:
All visitors have to register with the front office before having access to the building; this is currently done with the Raptor System, which tracks a variety of information, to include Registered Sexual Offenders data.
District Identification Badges:
All district staff, as well as all students, will prominently display district ID badges at all times when at school or at another district facility.
Closed Circuit Television:
We have more than 1,600 digital cameras in our schools to monitor activity inside and out. Through this system, we have seen a noticeable decline in vandalism at our schools; as well, captured video images have aided our investigations into criminal activities in and around our schools.
All exterior building doors are remotely controlled and/or monitored. This allows for quicker response time in the event of an emergency in which doors need to be accessed or locked.
Irving Schools Stadium Bag Checks:
All backpacks, large purses and other bags will be inspected at the entrance to the stadium before each football game. District security officers will be looking for prohibited items such as weapons and/or alcohol, which are never allowed on district property. Small clutch purses will not be subject to bag checks. This is done to ensure the safety of all attendees to these events.
We trust you will agree that Irving ISD has the people, processes, infrastructure, and crisis communications plan in place throughout our district to help safeguard your children. If and when an emergency arises, our district staff is thoroughly trained to respond in a timely and accurate manner. Of course, we consider the matter of school safety everyone’s business. And so I ask you to keep your eyes open and to report any unsafe condition or matter to your child’s principal, or to me ... and always call 911 if an emergency exists. Together, we can continue to create a broad and superior security network for the safety of students and staff.
In our district, your children come first. Thank you for entrusting them to our care.