In Kerrville ISD, teachers, administrators and staff are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for students. Because we live in a digital world, it has become second nature to instantly document, share, or comment on details about our daily lives on social media. While utilizing social media in a positive way can be beneficial, it can also create panic, concern, and anxiety for students, parents, and community members if used incorrectly. There are specific ways parents and community members can help ensure campus safety and positive classroom environments in KISD.
How can you report a safety concern?
Call the school
If you see questionable activity on social media, or anything suspicious in or around a school building, call the school directly to report a safety concern. In order to alleviate anxiety, you should not post the concern to social media to create more concern for our students, staff, and our parents. Find out the facts first!
Report a Concern Using the P3 Campus App
KISD has recently partnered with a Kerrville-based company to provide a seamless and efficient way for students, staff, and community members to offer information to help prevent tragedy and bring mental health needs to light. P3 Campus is an anonymous reporting tool that is monitored 24/7 to ensure that time-sensitive matters are dealt with promptly. P3 Campus can be used by anyone and KISD feels that joining this initiative will strengthen bonds between students and adults, identify subjects of social abuse, reveal emotional needs unmet, and prevent tragedy on both the personal and community level. P3 Campus can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android and in the App Store for Apple Devices or can be accessed on the web at www.p3campus.com.
What can you do at home?
Discuss the importance of social media responsibility with your child.
If your child reports that a drill took place on campus, take the opportunity to talk with your child about the importance of drills and other safety precautions while at school or in public.
Verify information before acting or spreading false information
If you have questions about a rumor or incident at a campus, please call the school or district officials to verify the information before acting.
What can you expect from KISD?
KISD takes all safety concerns very seriously and will respond as soon as possible after the situation is investigated. KISD will send out official information or statements addressing any issue needing attention via official District social media sites such as the Kerrville ISD Facebook page or @kerrvilleisd Twitter page. District officials may also send out instant push notifications through the KISD Mobile App or campuses will communicate to parents through the School Messenger Parent notification system either by call out, email, or text. The KISD Mobile App can be downloaded through the Google Play Store for Android and in the App Store for Apple Devices.
What is KISD doing to Ensure School Safety?
Kerrville ISD always has school safety at the forefront of their concerns. Regarding safety, prevention and response are key. Several programs in are place to ensure schools are safe, including:
· Training staff on recognizing students in emotional crisis
· Development of threat assessment teams
· Partnering and direct involvement with local law enforcement
· Student Resource Officers on campus
· Taking recommendations from the Community Facility Advisory Committee for specific projects that would provide safe and secure buildings
· Utilizing the P3 Campus Anonymous Reporting App to track concerns and target students who might have emotional needs
· Updating the KISD Standard Response Protocol for emergency situations on campus
· Practicing safety drills regularly at all KISD campuses
· Equipping staff with “go-kits” and providing training on active shooter drills as well as other safety training