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Welcome to Comal ISD Safety & Security!

 

Whether you are a returning student or staff member, or brand new to the District, we wanted to make you aware of a few changes you will see across the District this school year.

 

Classroom Go-kits: all classrooms in Comal ISD are now equipped with emergency go-kits. These will be used to ensure that all of our students and staff are accounted for, safe, and taken care of during emergency situations.

 

Lockdown Alert System: similar to the red fire alarm pull stations, all elementary campuses are now equipped with blue lockdown pull stations and flashing lights. This allows a lockdown to be initiated from anywhere on campus instead of just a select few locations. Middle schools and high schools will be completed this semester.

 

Student ID Badges: starting this school year, all secondary students will wear their Comal ISD badges while on campus and riding district transportation. They will need their ID badge to check out materials in the library, pay for lunch, and ride the bus. A consistent student ID allows for quick and easy identification of who should be on our campuses. Elementary bus riders will also receive a transportation pass that allows for better efficiency and safety while riding the bus.

 

Visitor Access: we have added an additional layer of security for all of our campuses. Doors from the entrance to the main office will now be secured and visitors will need to be “scanned” into the front office by a staff member.

 

Partnership with Law Enforcement: in addition to the dedicated School Resource Officers on each of the secondary campuses, Comal ISD has expanded our partnerships with local law enforcement agencies to include SROs who will rotate among the elementary campuses.

 

Staff Training: all staff members will be receiving extra trainings so they are better prepared to help in emergency situations. While their main focus will still be on engaging their students in the classroom, we want to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to help prevent and mitigate negative situations, as well as respond to and recover from anything that may occur.

 

More information about our safety initiatives can be found using the side navigation bar, or you can contact us with any questions you might have.

Joe McKenna
Director of Safety & Security
 
Education
B.S. Criminal
Justice/Psychology, Roger Williams University
 
M.S. Criminal Justice, Texas State University
 
Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Texas State University