Brazosport Independent School District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. In an effort to accomplish this goal, the district provides a comprehensive safety and security program that involves the efforts of three departments:
- The BISD Police enhance school safety by preserving the peace, provide crime prevention programs, enforce laws, investigate potential criminal incidents, apprehend offenders, and respond to emergencies.
The Emergency Operations Plan provides staff, students, and parents will all of the tools and guidance for preventing, mitigating, preparing, responding, and recovering from an array of emergency situations.
- The district safety/risk management program is designed to provide students, staff and visitors with facilities that meet or exceed standards in fire safety, air quality, hazardous materials management, chemical safety and building safety.
In addition, links below will direct you to more information about programs and practices established to support student and staff safety and security.
Digital Citizenship & CyberSafety
Sexting Prevention Education Program
With the passage of SB 407 on June 17, 2011, the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, was called to develop programs that address the dangers and consequences of sexting, as well as the related issues of bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. Their response was the development of an online course for youth entitled Before You Text… that places emphasis on preventing sexting by addressing the legal, social, emotional, and career impact of engaging in such behaviors. This program may be used in part or in its entirety as an educational tool. In addition, if a minor is convicted of violating this new law, a judge can require the child to successfully complete this educational program. There is also an accompanying test to demonstrate successful completion of this program. A certificate of successful completion is available for printing, upon answering 80% or more of the test questions correctly.
Before You Text...
In Brazosport ISD, we are proud of our schools and welcome visitors. In order to protect the security of our students and staff and the learning environment at our schools, visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:
- All visitors to campuses must report to the school office, present government issued photo ID, sign in, state reason for being on campus and obtain approval from the principal or designee.
- All visitors to school campuses shall wear a visitor name badge provided by the school office.
- Visitors who wish to disseminate information to students or staff must comply with district board policies.
- Visitors may not recruit for fund-raising activities, religious groups, youth groups or political causes when visiting school campuses in accordance with this policy.
- Clergy and other representatives of religious organizations (ministers, rabbis, imams, priests and the like) or youth group representatives may visit with their congregants and have lunch with them, but shall not use the visit to proselytize to others.
- Media representatives shall arrange visits to school campuses with the District's Communications Department at the central Administration Building.
- Visitors must wear appropriate attire when visiting district schools. [Policy FNCA]
- A request for a parent and/or others to visit a classroom must be approved by the teacher and the principal. Approval shall be subject to the classroom activities scheduled for the day of the requested visit and must be conducted in accordance with district policies.
- Due to privacy issues, videotaping in the classroom by parents is not permitted. Exceptions shall be granted only by the superintendent or designee.
- Visitors who fail to comply with any of these guidelines and/or district policies may be prohibited from visiting the school and other District Facilities