A community task force appointed by Round Rock Independent School District has been discussing and evaluating long-term strategies for student and staff safety for the past eight months. As task force members begin the process of drafting a final report for the Board of Trustees, they are seeking input from Round Rock ISD community members.
The task force will host two Town Hall meetings to discuss safety and security issues:
- Monday, May 13, 2019, Pearson Ranch Middle School Cafeteria
- Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Cedar Ridge High School Cafeteria
Both forums will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and can also be seen via Facebook Live on the District’s Facebook page.
After a brief introduction by the task force chair, community members will have the opportunity to voice their suggestions and/or concerns. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes.
The task force was formed following a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees in June 2018. The resolution was later modified in February 2019.
The resolution reads in part:
WHEREAS the Round Rock ISD holds student and staff safety as its highest priority, and
WHEREAS the Round Rock ISD has determined that, based on recent school safety issues around the country, RRISD needs to study school security options which may include the consistent daily presence of trained, skilled law enforcement officers on its campuses to help increase the level of safety and security for ALL RRISD students and staff,
WHEREAS Our Local Law Enforcement Partners have not been able to coordinate the desired staff and/or consistently provide RRISD school campuses with desired law enforcement personnel on identified campuses daily in prior years,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT in accordance with laws of the State of Texas and the Policies of the RRISD, the RRISD Board of Trustees hereby determines that further exploration is needed to determine the proper school safety strategies and hereby authorizes the continued exploration and consideration of the establishment of a Round Rock ISD PD and/or other school safety strategies to consider all aspects of school safety on all RRISD campuses to ensure the safety of all students and staff.