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School Safety Message
School Safety Message
John R. O'Brien
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dear Leopard Family:

In recent days, many districts throughout our area have experienced several situations in which false information was widely circulated on social media. This false information caused disruption to the educational environment at these schools. Even though these occurrences happened in other school districts, it raised the anxiety and fear levels to neighboring schools.  Due to recent events in Florida, I understand that everyone is concerned about the safety of our students and staff. I assure you, the safety of our students and staff is VVISD’s highest priority.  To that end, our District uses an emergency alert system to notify parents, staff, and stakeholders when actual emergencies exist. This is the same notification system we used during the Hurricane and flooding at the beginning of the school year. If you have never received an alert from our school alert system or for some reason you stop receiving our alerts, please contact the front office of your child's school and make sure the school has your correct contact information (especially update your cell phone number). 

I urge you to rely on official notifications from VVISD or other governmental entities to obtain information regarding emergencies or threats to our District.  Relying on unsubstantiated rumors on social media leads to confusion and unnecessary disruption to the students’ educational day and causes anxiety for our students, staff, and community. 

Van Vleck ISD remains watchful for any threats and encourages everyone to report any concerns directly to your campus principals or the Matagorda County Sheriff's Department.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (979)323-5006 or


John R. O’Brien

Superintendent of Schools