North Texas School Districts Focus On Safety As Classes Start

Alan Scaia
August 12, 2019 - 7:01 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The new school year begins Monday for several districts in North Texas.

Garland, Kennedale and Plano start classes Monday.

This year, Garland ISD has trained an additional ​15 crossing guards. The city has also marked an additional crosswalk on Dairy Road in front of Hillside Academy.

In Plano, students in third grade and higher will go through training and see a video on emergency drills and "standard response protocol."

Classes resume in Allen Wednesday and Frisco Thursday.

Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth start school Monday, August 19.​ In Southlake, Carroll ISD begins class next week as well, but the district is holding active shooter training Monday through Wednesday at its administration building at 2400 North Carroll Avenue.

Carroll ISD says training will include four scenarios that "contain pertinent information shared by city/school staff were a shooter or hostage situation to ever occur at a CISD facility." The district is working with Southlake police and fire, so people may notice emergency crews parked outside the building.

Access to the administration building will also be restricted through Wednesday. The district is urging people not to come to the building unless they have time-sensitive business. Entry will only be allowed through the front door, and people will need to be escorted to other parts of the building.