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Important message regarding heightened awareness
Posted on 03/20/2018
LISD Safety Task Force

March 20, 2018

Dear LISD Parents and Guardians,

We hope you and your families enjoyed spring break. All of us in LISD were excited to welcome your children back to school to continue teaching our #LISDChampions, but we also know the news of recent events in Austin and Schertz may have everyone feeling a little more on edge.

Yesterday, the LISD Safety Task Force met to review campus safety protocols, in light of recent events, and identify what tips to offer staff and parents to help guide discussions with our children about safety at school and in the community. Task force partners recommended these simple messages:

  1. If you see something, say something. If your children see something that does not look safe or does not seem normal, tell them to tell an adult right away.
  2. Do not touch or go near something that seems unfamiliar or not normal. Children are naturally curious. Emphasize how important it is not to touch strange items or go near them. Tell an adult instead.

The district is also ensuring campus administrators review emergency operating procedures and communicating with staff the need for everyone to remain vigilant in situational awareness and safety both inside and outside of our schools. Additionally, district administrators have tightened procedures related to the handling of packages by campuses and district offices.

In Monday’s LISD Safety Task Force meeting, Lockhart Police Department Chief Ernesto Pedraza emphasized if anyone--in the district, at home, or in the community--has a safety concern, immediately call 9-1-1. Do not investigate concerns on your own. Local law enforcement stand ready to investigate any concern and work to keep the community safe.

To learn more about what you and your family can do to stay safe in the community, visit the Office of Homeland Security’s website. As always, if you have any concerns, please feel free to email me at

Susan K. Bohn, Ed.D., J.D. Superintendent of Schools Lockhart ISD

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