Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 7

MISD Gets Community Input to Create Safer Schools I n light of news about school shootings throughout the nation, safety remains at the top of mind for Mansfield ISD administrators. The day after the Parkland shooting, the MISD leadership team visited each MISD campus to see if staff members were okay, if they had any concerns about students and if the doors and locks were working. Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas then held three community meetings in April to address the district’s safety measures and give the public an opportunity to provide valuable feedback. Superintendent Dr. Vaszauskas hosted one of his safety meetings through Facebook Live to address the community’s concerns. All of the input from the community was used to form a district safety committee, consisting of students, staff members, parents and community members. The goal of the committee is to create a new safety plan that will enhance the district’s current one. The safety recommendations will be presented to the school board. Once the trustees make a final decision, students and staff will be thoroughly trained on the different safety procedures and scenarios for the 2018-19 school year. At Mansfield ISD, we’re committed to keeping our schools safe. See something? Say something using 5