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Safety and Security Measures

Safety and Security Measures


Controlled access with one point of entry for visitors during the school day

  • Exterior doors remain locked at elementary and middle schools, which utilize an entry monitoring system to buzz visitors through a specified front door after their identification has been verified and the nature of their visit is made known. 
  • All but one front door remains locked at the high school

Full-time school resource officers at the high school, the middle school. The elementary schools maintain a roving SRO. 

  • Officers are armed at all times and keep rifles in locked gun safes. 
  • Officers are highly trained by the Whitehouse Police Department in collaboration with Whitehouse ISD.
  • Security cameras inside and outside schools provide live access to staff and emergency responders. 
  • WISD security specialists patrol campuses and perform unannounced security checks
  • Regular safety drills and training for staff
  • Threat Assessment Teams at each campus
  • Raptor Visitor Management system
  • Criminal background checks on all employees, volunteers, and contractors who work on District property
  • Wide-area and local-area networks allow radio communication between staff in the event of an emergency
  • SAY SOMETHING anonymous online tip-line for students, parents, teachers, and others to share concerns
  • Police offcers encouraged to use school grounds to complete routine paperwork
  • Region 7 ESC safety and security audits 

 

Other features of Whitehouse ISD schools: 


  • Crossings guards direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic at elementary and middle schools, while parking lot attendants assist on high school campuses
  • Full-time nurses at each campus have access to medical supplies, protective gear and equipment 
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs)
  • Emergency first aid kits including tourniquets and Stop the Bleed kits
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling program focusing on the whole child, including support for students’ mental, social, and pysical needs
  • District has a contract for random visits of K9 interdiction