Azle ISD is committed to making our schools the safest places for our children and adults who serve them. Azle ISD Safety and Security measures currently in place for the 2018-2019 school year:
- AISD increased the number of Azle PD School Resource Officers from 2 officers to 4 ½ officers. This division of Azle PD is made up of a Corporal, 3 Officers and a Lieutenant to oversee this division. These officers are available for all campuses.
- AISD has incorporated the Standard Response Protocol from “I Love U Guys” and TX School Safety Center at all campuses.
- ALL Parents and Visitors will be required to “Buzz-In” at the front door of ALL AISD campuses during the school day. All exterior doors will remain locked during the school day.
- Classroom doors at all campuses are locked during the school day.
- As a result of the 2016 Bond Election, $1,611,700 was allocated to Safety and Security upgrades at 7 campuses. This included controlled vestibules and controlled access.
- The new Azle Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary and Silver Creek renovations include controlled vestibules and controlled access. (also a result of 2016 Bond Election)
- AISD has two Azle ISD Police Officers. They are licensed peace officers and carry firearms. They are both high school teachers. Their primary role is truancy prevention and criminal justice instructors but they are trained in all current licensed peace officer requirements.
- All Azle ISD campuses will continue to conduct all required safety drills.
- All campuses have updated Emergency Operation Plans and have reviewed these with all staff. Standard response protocol cards are clearly displayed in ALL classrooms.
- Azle ISD Central Administration, Campus Administration, Azle PD and Azle Fire Department have already conducted a formal training covering an active shooter table top scenario and use of NIMS incident command center structure. Follow up training and table top scenarios will continue throughout the year.
- Azle ISD encourages and creates a culture of faculty and staff getting to know students. This helps with staff being able to identify students who may be going through difficult times. It also helps foster a trust in which students will notify staff, teacher or an administrator of potential dangers. Administration, faculty and staff are encouraged to be visible in the hallways and aware of surroundings.
- All AISD employees have received training in bullying and suicide prevention.
- AISD Destination – 2022 Strategic Plan Goal #3 states students will participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activing in grades 7-12.
- AISD has an anonymous tip line available on our website and from the Azle ISD app.
- AISD uses Rapid Responder – Prepared Response. This is an online tool used by Azle ISD and responder organizations (Azle, Tarrant County and Parker County) during an event to quickly find information about a site location. The interface provides access to hundreds of data elements including tactical pre-plans, satellite and geospatial imagery, interior and exterior photos, floor plans, staging areas, hazardous materials, utility shut-offs, and evacuation routes.
- AISD has a strong working relationship with the City of Azle, Azle Police Department and Azle Fire Department.
- All secondary students (7-12th grade) are required to wear student ID’s.
We will continue to review and reinforce all safety procedures on and around our campuses.
We are committed to a strong and safe school community. Additionally, we must support the social and emotional health of children and adults through communication and vigilance.