In 2011, the district completed a comprehensive district safety assessment to determine security needs at each EISD campus and facility. The initial assessment has been updated and will continue to be done on regular intervals. Each assessment yields recommendations that are evaluated for potential implementation. Many facility improvements from the 2011 assessment were made possible by the 2011 and 2014 bond program, such as security cameras, fencing and access control devices.
Staff members have attended many types of emergency preparedness training in areas such as emergency planning for schools, safety procedures, management of hazardous items, communication, air quality control, CPR/AED and shelter management.
Each campus and department has a multi-hazard emergency plan as mandated by Senate Bill 11, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2005.
All Eanes schools regularly practice evacuation, lockdown, shelter in place, and inclement weather drills so that all staff and students will be prepared to address an emergency.
Emergency School Closing
In the event of an emergency, if a decision is made to cancel school, release early, or delay the start of the school day, several methods are used to notify parents, students, and staff:
- Local media (live broadcasts/scrolls/media websites)
- District Website, www.eanesisd.net
- District-wide Skylert message, potentially reinforced by school Skylert messages.
- Social media, Facebook (www.facebook.com/EanesISD) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/EanesISD)
- To unsubscribe to Twitter text messages, send a text to 40404 and enter in the body of the message: OFF EanesISD View twitter help
- Staff email
In the event of an inclement weather a delay or closure, information will be posted on the district’s website, Facebook page and sent to media by 5am, parent emails will be sent by 5:30am, and phone/text alerts will be sent no earlier than 6am. Learn more about Inclement Weather Procedures.
Parent Notification System
For time-sensitive notifications, Eanes ISD uses Skylert to inform parents of what is happening. Families will be automatically signed up for notifications when they go through the Enrollment Verification process at the beginning of the year. Though a parent can not opt-out of these notification, at any time, a parent can login to Family Access and click on the Skylert link to change how they would like to be contacted. More Information on Skylert.