Spring - Klein Edition | August 2022


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Of KISD’s total May 7 bond pack- age, $843.8 million was allocated for Proposition A, a portion of which was allocated for districtwide safety and security enhancements: security mon- itoring improvements at every school; districtwide cybersecurity enhance- ments; exterior and parking lot light- ing replacements and upgrades; and the addition of security vestibules at Klein Oak High School and at Doerre, Kleb and Klein intermediate schools. “Thankfully, our community in May passed our bond, so in Proposition A, there was a lot of money allocated for safety enhancements, and on the heels of Uvalde, the board in June voted to move forward some of those bond projects on our intermediate campuses to address some of the safety enhancements on those campuses to include those vestibules that may not have them already in place,” Runnels said. Starting this school year, Runnels also said all secondary KISD students are required to wear ID badges, while elementary students will be required to wear ID badges on their backpacks. Known as Smart Tags, Runnels said

because when things like Uvalde hap- pen, sometimes we try to come up with solutions without listening,” Ramsey said. “These folks have gotten in a room, [and] they’ve left the poli- tics at the door.” Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said e§orts have been made by his ošce to increase the number of law enforcement ošcials available to districts throughout the precinct, which includes Spring and Klein ISDs. “My ošce will be dedicating hun- dreds of deputy constables to the local districts throughout the rest of the year,” Herman said during an Aug. 8 news conference. “Looking at our operational plans that we have in place, we have our schools covered.” Districtwide investment Spring and Klein ISDs both formed safety and security committees, which met for the ¥rst time July 20 and Aug. 8, respectively. District oš- cials said they have also been work- ing to complete the state-mandated safety tasks ahead of the Sept. 1 reporting deadline.

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security vestibules with bulletproof glass and enhanced metal detectors, among other projects. SISD Police Chief Ken Culbreath noted the district has consistently placed safety as a top priority, and plans to continue increasing train- ing and communications concerning standard response protocols. “We have made a substantial com- mitment to increasing training and enhancing physical systems and tech- nical systems,” Culbreath said. Andrew Christman, Wesley Gard- ner, Emily Lincke and Hannah Norton contributed to this report.

students will also use the ID badges to get on and o§ the school bus, pay for school lunches and check out library books. The district is also creating its own Mental Health Response Unit, which Runnels said will partner peace ošcers and counselors together to help triage crisis situations with students and employees. Runnels noted the district is still in the early stages of creating the unit and did not specify an estimated launch date. If approved by voters, Proposition A of SISD’s Nov. 8 bond will include $681 million for Proposition A, a portion of which will fund safety and security enhancements districtwide, such as the replacement of 19 police vehicles, shooter-detection systems,

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