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Klein ISD is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. A comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been developed to address the four phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Various drills such as fire drills, severe weather drills, and intruder drills are examples of measures taken by campuses to prepare students for an emergency. Additionally, Klein ISD maintains its own police department and the district cooperates with local and regional emergency agencies to address issues related to incident management.

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Klein ISD Safety and Security Measures

In the event of an emergency incident, there are a variety of safety measures that may be taken as defined below:

Lockdown
This is a procedure used when there is an immediate threat to the school. Lockdown minimizes access to the school and secures staff and students in rooms. As part of this procedure, everyone must remain in the room until the situation has been declared safe by an authorized person such as a Police Officer. Depending on the circumstances, persons with proper identification may be allowed to enter and exit the building.
Secure the Building
This is a precaution used to isolate students and staff inside the school from potential dangers outside the school such as criminal activity in the community. Campus staff will bring all children inside (including those in temporary buildings), secure the exterior doors, and monitor the situation, preventing unauthorized visitors into the school.
Shelter in Place
This is a precaution aimed to keep students and staff safe while remaining indoors. Situations that may require the campus to shelter in place include natural disasters, severe weather, accidental or intentional release of chemical, biological or radiological material, or an emergency safety situation in the community. Depending on the circumstances, persons with proper identification may be allowed to enter and exit the building. Students may be kept beyond normal school hours, with or without HVAC. Food and drinks will be made available if students are kept over an extended time.
Reunification
This is a procedure used when the school is evacuated or closed as a result of a hazardous materials transportation accident, major fire, natural gas leak, localized flash flooding, school violence, bomb threat, or terrorist attack. A designated location will be established for parents to reunite with their children following an emergency. This reunification site may be at the school or it may be at an alternative location in cases where the school building has been evacuated.
Reverse Evacuation
A procedure to move students and staff inside a facility when it would be dangerous to remain outside. Situations that may require the campus to shelter in place include severe weather (tornado), armed aggressor, aggressive animal, or a hazardous materials event near the school.


Emergency Phone Numbers:

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Klein ISD Police Department: 832-249-4266
  • Crimestoppers: 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.
  • Police Department
  • Anti-bullying Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this "access control" system I keep hearing about?
We are currently implementing the access control buzzer system at elementary schools and will assess this for intermediate campuses in the future. Our current measures among others at the intermediate and high schools include multiple officers at each high school and either a full-time or a shared officer at the intermediate campuses.
What is Klein ISD's stance on arming teachers?
We respect all opinions and admire those wanting to protect students by arming teachers. We are so very fortunate in Klein ISD to have a dedicated police department that is highly trained in active shooter protocol. We are aware of much smaller, rural districts in Texas that are allowing licensed staff to have firearms on campus because they do not employ trained officers and in many cases because of proximity, no law enforcement agency can respond to an active shooter emergency within an acceptable time frame.

Besides being highly trained, Klein ISD is fortunate enough to have seven ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) active shooter instructors on the police staff. We have a very robust active shooter response training program that requires EVERY officer to attend a full active shooter course annually. Then we require each of our officers to participate in several full-day practical active shooter courses spread out throughout the year. Our officers are required to qualify at a higher percentage than the state requirements on all weapon platforms they are authorized to carry. We do this to ensure their skills are constantly being reinforced. Additionally, all officers have been trained and are required to carry on their person the medical supplies needed to “Stop the Bleed” in all hazard events.

Not only do we train Klein ISD Police Officers in ALERRT, but we also provide the ALERRT training to many other area school districts, the local Constables office, portions of the Sheriff’s office, along with many other officers from the federal level and across the country.

The Klein ISD Police Department has officers assigned to many of our campuses, and we have officers strategically positioned throughout the district to ensure a rapid response to any incidents that may arise. Our safety and security protocols have many safety layers and provide a high safety standard for our students and staff.
Some of our campuses don't have classroom doors. How is that safe?
Klein ISD has a layered approach to school security, and we continually research new measures to add to our security plan. Doors to our elementary mods have been addressed in the safety and security plan.

The elementary access control buzzer and visitor access control projects are in the queue to complete first. Classroom mod doors will be the final phase of this layered security effort.
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