Round Rock ISD is seeking parents to serve on a School Safety Committee. The committee addresses school safety in a variety of ways, including strengthening mental health initiatives and ensuring all school district employees are equipped to respond to emergencies.
The Williamson County Commissioners took no action on a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its agenda Tuesday that would’ve allowed for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office to provide School Resource Officers (SROs) to all middle and high schools in the District long term. There is currently an MOU in place to provide SROs until June 2021.The Board of Trustees will discuss next steps during their regular meeting on Thursday.
Round Rock ISD Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D., announced a re-organization of the District’s administrative structure Wednesday to include an expansion of the Safety and Security office and a new position of Director of Behavioral Health.As part of the new structure, Jeffrey Yarbrough will be promoted from Director to Executive Director of Safety and Security. Behavioral Health and Risk Management will now be under the Safety and Security umbrella.
Projects from Bond 2018 continue to move forward with many making significant headway during Summer 2019. These projects, and more that will take shape in the next three years, will impact the entire Round Rock ISD community, which includes more than 50,000 students and 7,000 employees.
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 Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees revised the resolution aimed at providing long term student and staff safety strategies during a special meeting on Feb. 19. The resolution had originally been passed in June.
Round Rock Independent School District Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D., announced today that Jeffrey D. Yarbrough will join Round Rock ISD in March as the District’s next Director of Safety and Security. Yarbrough has extensive experience in executive leadership positions in a variety of organizations including school districts, municipalities, and local and state law enforcement agencies. He currently serves as Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Police for Bastrop ISD.
Westwood and McNeil high schools are slated for significant work if voters approve Round Rock Independent School District’s proposed Bond on Nov. 6. The $508.4 million Bond is not expected to raise the District’s tax rate, which is at a 30-year low.
Today, City of Austin leaders announced that they expect the Boil Water Notice to continue for at least a few more days. For Round Rock ISD, that means a number of our schools located in Austin and/or that utilize the city’s water supply will continue to be impacted until the Boil Water Notice is lifted. Until then, our District will continue to provide all students and staff at affected campuses with safe drinking water.
This morning, you may have heard on the news or received an email from the District that the City of Austin announced a Boil Water Notice for all residents. As a number of our Round Rock ISD schools reside in the City of Austin and/or utilize the city’s water system, our District has been working since the early morning to ensure that all students and staff members at affected campuses have access to clean drinking water to remain hydrated and are given the resources needed to continue the instructional day as uninterrupted as possible.