Taylor ISD Safety & Security
The safety of our students, staff and facilities is of the utmost importance. In that regard, Taylor ISD works closely with local law enforcement regarding school safety initiatives. Additionally, the district has a number of programs and protocols in place to promote safety and security, including:
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- Our middle school and high school are served by a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) who provides security and law enforcement services. SROs promote safety and security at their assigned campuses and seek to develop rapport with students.
- Taylor High School employs a Parking Lot / Hall Monitor who circulates throughout the campus, serving as an additional set of eyes and ears to report and respond to safety concerns and control access to doors.
- Elementary school campuses are patrolled by uniformed, contract peace officers in marked police vehicles throughout the school day.
- Taylor ISD contracts with a Detection Canine (K-9) service which includes detection dog handler teams to detect the presence of drugs and alcohol. The handler team checks Taylor ISD secondary campuses throughout the year, including cars parked on district property, school lockers, classrooms and common areas of the buildings.
- Uniformed police officers provide security at athletic events, socials, proms, fundraisers and other district events as deemed necessary.
- Video surveillance camera systems in all schools help administrators monitor the interior and exterior of the building.
- Intercom and video systems at visitor entries allow school staff to communicate with visitors prior to allowing entry.
- Campus safety vestibules are designed such that visitors must be admitted to the school office prior to gaining access to secure areas of the school beyond the office.
- All Taylor ISD campuses and facilities use the School Pass electronic visitor management system. The School Pass system, which requires the visitor to present a driver’s license or other acceptable form of government-issued identification, logs the visitor into the building and provides the visitor with a temporary, photo-identification badge to wear while in the building. The visitor management system also checks the visitor’s identification against a nationwide database of registered sex offenders.
- District-wide emergency notification system Blackboard that allows immediate, district-wide notification of emergency information and serves as backup communication for campuses should telephone service be interrupted. The system will also allow joint-communication with police and fire departments in an emergency.
- Criminal history background checks are required for applicants for employment, volunteers, mentors and contractors.
- All Taylor ISD campuses and facilities have Stop the Bleed Stations and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) available for emergency use.
- Each campus has one or more copies of the district’s Emergency Procedures Guide and staff members have an electronic version available for installation on a smart phone.
- Each campus has an individual Campus Emergency Plan that is updated each year.
- Campuses work with the Community Services and the Local Agencies in addressing potential threats and threat assessments involving students.
Human Resources(512) 365-1391
Campus Visitor Guidelines
Unauthorized Persons: Refusal of Entry, Ejection, Identification
Weather Related Guidelines