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Protection and Safety
RESOURCE OFFICERS (SRO) – DISD has five Deputies to start the 2018-2019
school year. Pending approval,
the district will add three additional Galveston County
Sheriff’s Deputies as soon as
the positions can be filled. Deputies will be located at all our
secondary campuses (Dickinson
High School, Kranz Junior High, McAdams Junior High,
Barber Middle School, Dunbar
Middle School, and Lobit Middle School). They will also be
available to provide support
at all elementary campuses located nearby.
(Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) – All deputies within the
school liaison division have
been through tactical training over the summer.
WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT – Local law enforcement agencies
will be participating in our
Safety and Security Committee. We have also provided them
access to our campuses for any
training needs they may have, including emergency
response. All law enforcement
personnel are welcome on DISD campuses for purposes of
visitation or performing
PATROLS – Dickinson High School will have additional security patrols
the school day. One will
patrol the halls and another will be a motorized patrol of the
parking lot and campus
STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL K12 EXTENDED – DISD has adopted the
protocols developed by the “I
Love U Guys” Foundation, as well as the protocol toolkit
located on the Texas School
Safety Center website. All employees and students will be
trained on how to use these
6. CAMPUS EMERGENCY GUIDES – All campuses have individually
emergency plans designed
specifically for their school. The guides include drill planning,
emergency shut down procedures,
7. TEACHER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES GUIDE
– All employees have newly updated
guides to address emergency
situations outside of the Standard Response Protocol.
Administrators and teachers
will receive training prior to the start of school with updates
during the school year.
8. SAFETY BEST PRACTICES – The new Emergency Procedures
Guide includes a list of best
safety practices including
teachers keeping classroom doors locked at all times.
9. MOTION DETECTORS/ALARM SYSTEMS - All campuses have motion
monitored alarm systems to
detect entry and notify campus administration and law
10. SECURITY VESTIBULES/CONTROLLED ACCESS – All campuses have
vestibule entrances that
require visitors to enter the office to gain entry to the building.
11. VISITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – DISD uses the Raptor system to
monitor and verify
visitor ID’s and check for sex
offenders at all campuses. The program prints a badge with
the visitor’s name, picture,
date, and time. The badges make it easier for staff to identify
campus visitors. No one will
be allowed to visit a DISD campus without identification.
CAMERAS – We have 1,733 camera lenses that monitor our campuses. Law
enforcement and campus
administrators have access to all cameras on their campus. All buses
have security cameras.
– All classrooms have phones that allow teachers to call the office in case
emergency. The phones are
capable of calling other rooms and outside numbers as well. All
phones are 911 enabled.
– Key campus personnel have radios to facilitate communication on larger
They also allow school
personnel to communicate with our Student Resource Officers.
DRUG DOG – The district has access to the use of a K9 unit through our
contract with the
Galveston County Sheriff’s
ASSESSMENT TEAMS – Campuses will utilize the SIGMA Threat Management
Training to establish Threat
Assessment Teams on each campus. Interdisciplinary teams will
identify, assess, and address
threats to the campus.
SAFETY COMMITTEES – Each school will create a safety committee comprised of
parents and staff to address
the needs and concerns of the campus. Committees will encourage
parent involvement in school
safety, including programs such as “Watch D.O.G.S.”.
TRAINING – Appropriate administrators have training in NIMS
(National Incident Management
Systems) and ICS (Incident Command System) to facilitate
emergency response. All campus
administrators are trained in the Standard Response Protocol
K12 Extended developed by the
“I Love U Guys” Foundation.
TRAINING - All teachers will be trained in the Standard Response Protocol
Extended developed by the “I
Love U Guys” Foundation, including lockout, lockdown,
evacuate, shelter, and hold.
TRAINING – All students will be trained in the Standard Response Protocol
Extended developed by the “I
Love U Guys” foundation. Posters will be in every classroom,
and parent information is
available in the Student Handbook and on the website.
DRILLS – The district requires a fire drill monthly
which is required by
insurance. In addition, we perform two lockdown drills a year and two
severe weather/shelter drills
BULLYING/THREAT REPORTING – DISD will contract with P3 Campus to
provide a method to report
anonymous tips relating to school safety. Reports can be made
through a mobile app or via a
web browser. Tips will be available to administrators and law
MEDIA MONITORING – The district has contracted with Social Sentinel to
social media for threats,
suicide ideation, and bullying in real time.
MEDIA MONITORING – DISD has a contract with Gaggle to monitor district
internal digital media
including Google mail and Google Drive in real time.
Mental and Behavioral Health
WORKERS – The district employs two social workers to assist students and
in need throughout the
SCHOOL COUNSELORS – DISD employs 22 professional school counselors to
meet students’ counseling
SPECIALISTS IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (LSSP) – The district employees
nine Licensed Specialists in
School Psychology. LSSP’s help children and youth succeed
behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators,
parents, and other
professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments
that strengthen connections
between home, school, and the community for all students. Their
preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child
behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment,
school law, and systems.
MANAGERS – Communities in Schools – DISD has eight case managers through a
partnership with Communities
in School - Bay Area to provide services for at-risk students.
HEALTH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
a. Resolve It – This program
provides counseling for students who are victims of violence
witness it within the home.
Service Center – Through a grant, DISD will have four additional mental
placed at DHS, MJHS, BCES, and CRES to provide mental health counseling
affected by Hurricane Harvey and other students in need.
c. Innovative Alternatives – DISD
staff will attend CISM (Critical Incident Stress
training) and through a grant, we are in the planning stages for obtaining
health counselors who can provide counseling support to students
d. Krist Samaritan – This
organization will provide CISM to all counselors and LSSPs and
is working on a
grant to provide additional mental health counselors to students.
COACHES – DISD has 13 behavior coaches and 4 behavior professionals who
provide immediate and ongoing
behavioral support and instruction to students who are
struggling with classroom
behavior. All behavior coaches are annually trained and certified in
nonviolent crisis intervention
with the philosophy of providing the best “Care, Welfare, Safety
and Security” for students
exhibiting crisis behaviors.
CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINERS – DISD has four certified instructors
who provide monthly training
in nonviolent crisis intervention.
PARTNERSHIP – Bay Area Council on Drug Awareness provides health-related
information and training on
drugs and alcohol.
CHILDREN’S CENTER – this organization provides substance abuse programs
for students, school-wide
activities and programs such as Red Ribbon Week and Tar Wars,
student-based community projects, and parent programs.
34. MENTAL HEALTH REQUEST – The DISD webpage has a mental
health request form that
parents can fill out and
submit. It will be routed to the campus
counselor for immediate
assessment. This is scheduled to go live before the 1st
day of school.
PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANTS – DISD serves as the intern site for UTMB medical
doctors as part of their rotation. Doctors are present on our campus on a
monthly basis and
provide assessment and other
CLINIC – DISD employs a physician assistant in cooperation with Houston
Methodist Clear Lake. The PA
provides immediate medical care for students, immunizations,
and medical management of
HEALTH CLINICS – DISD employs 11 nurses who provide daily nursing services
to students. The district is
hiring an additional nurse to meet the needs of our DHS students.
a. Bay Area Assistance League hosts
Operation School Bell which provides clothing for
students in need.
b. Galveston County Food Bank provides
weekend food provisions for identified families.
c. M.I. Lewis provides food, school
supplies, and other necessities to our students and
throughout the year.
a. Restorative Practices – This
past summer, five staff finished the coursework to become trainers for
this nationally known social science that provides techniques for how to
relationships between individuals as well as social connections within
use of restorative practices has the potential to reduce crime, violence
and bullying while
improving human behavior, restoring relationships and thus
b. Safe & Civil Schools – For
the past two years, DHS and MJH implemented this proactive
approach to school management in which everyone on the campuses
and academic classroom and school behavior. These expectations are
systematically and focus on positive interaction with students. Staff use “fluent
referring back to the behavioral expectation rather than create an
indictment on the
student. Misbehavior is treated as an opportunity to teach
a. Military Mentors – DHS has
promoted the presence of military recruiters on the campus
on a weekly basis.
b. AVID Mentors– AVID (Advancement
Via Individual Determination) program mentors
at DHS and MJH
provide weekly academic and motivational tutoring. AVID teaches
skills and drives student success through engaging, rigorous and
c. Parent Volunteer Programs –
Volunteer parents are present on campus to greet students
and assist with
daily duties, through programs such as Watch D.O.G.S program,
Guarding the Swamp and more.
a. Lighted Windows, Open Doors –
DHS teachers in all four-core areas provide tutoring
Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 – 7:00 pm in the library. This service
is open to all
DISD students for assistance with academics.
b. College & Career Center –
DHS provides a full-time counselor in a fully equipped college and career center
with weekly visits from local community colleges. This service is open
to all DISD
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