Security features in place at all VVISD schools include:

  • Controlled access with one point of entry for visitors during the school day
    1. All but one front door remains locked, as well as all exterior doors
    2. Visitors must enter the front office to gain access to the rest of the building
    3. Automatic "buzz-in" switch available for the front door
  • Full-time police officer for entire district
    1. Officer is armed at all times
    2. Officer is highly trained
    3. Officer is equipped with medical supplies and specialized tools to assist in the event of an emergency
  • Security cameras inside and outside schools provide live access to front office staff, police and administration
    1. First responders have the ability to plan and prepare to respond to emergencies in real time via REM4ed and video cameras
  • VVISD security personnel patrol every campus and perform unannounced security checks
  • Regular safety drills and training for staff
    1. Four school lock-down drills per year
    2. Joint drills on campus with local law enforcement
    3. Active shooter training at all campuses
  • Crisis management plans and teams at each campus (REM4Ed)
    1. National Incident Management System (NIMS) - FEMA Training for principals and assistant principals
  • Visitor Management system screens for registered sex offenders
  • Criminal background checks on all employees, volunteers and contractors who work on District property
  • Wide-area and local-area networks allow radio communication between staff in the event of an emergency
  • STOPit anonymous online tip-line for students, parents, teachers and others to share concerns
  • Free lunch provided to local law enforcement in school cafeterias to increase visibility
  • Local law enforcement encouraged to use school grounds to complete routine paperwork
  • We conduct periodic safety and security audits

Other features of Van Vleck ISD schools:

  • Crossing guards direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic at elementary and major intersections
  • Full-time nurse and CNA's at each campus have access to medical supplies, protective gear and equipment
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) are in all areas throughout District
  • Epi-Pens or epinephrine (used to treat severe allergic reactions)
  • Albuterol (bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs)
  • Emergency first aid kits including tourniquets
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling program
  • Focus on the whole child includes support for students’ mental, social and physical needs
  • Bully Report feature available on the Van Vleck ISD mobile app