Safety & Security
Director of Safety and Security: Jesus Lujan-Ramirez 979-775-2152, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety of students, staff and campus visitors is one of BSIC’s highest priorities. This priority includes safety procedures against intruders as well as overall safety procedures in all of our campus facilities and in the designated parking areas. Parents must follow instructions provided for these procedures.
All classrooms and buildings are kept locked during school hours in accordance with Texas Center for Safety and Security.
All Campus visitors, included parents, must enter through the front gate of the campus using the doorbell camera and speaker. Visitors remaining on campus, or requesting early release of a student may need to submit a picture ID. All visitors must sign in and sign out at the front desk. Visitors will be given a name tag which must be worn at all times on campus or on a field trip. When leaving the campus, visitors must check out at the front desk.
Responding to Emergencies
Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity utilizes the Standard Response Protocol for a unified response to emergency situations. During emergency situations, it is important that parents not drive to the school unless requested to do so by campus administration. Traffic around campus can cause delays in emergency response.
BSIC’s protocol for responding to an emergency is shown below. It may also be downloaded by clicking the links below.
Standard Response Protocol K-12 family handout (English)
Standard Response Protocol K-12 family handout (Spanish)
In an Emergency, Take Action!
Please be sure to read the student handbook regarding all the safety and security policies.
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Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity Safety and Security Committee
The school safety and security committee provides central coordination of safety efforts and assists with drills and exercises, school safety and security audits, policy development, and training. The committee is made up of school district and community partners that collaboratively provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators. The purpose of this committee is specifically related to ensuring the safety and well-being of the students and staff within the district. Each district has their own committee so that they can provide feedback specific to the needs of their district.
Who is on the committee?
The committee, to the greatest extent practical, must include:
Collaborative partners to support the committee may include, but are not limited to:
The size of the committee may be adjusted according to the size of the district. Collaborative partners are selected based on the knowledge and experience they possess related to the duties of the school safety and security committee. This committee meets at least once during each academic semester and once during the summer. A committee that is established by a school district that operates schools on a year-round system, or in accordance with another alternative schedule, shall meet at least three times during each calendar year with an interval of at least two months between each meeting.
Participate in the development and implementation of the district’s emergency plans by ensuring they are consistent with the district’s EOP and reflect the specific campus, facility, or support service needs that exist.
Provide, periodically to the board of trustees and district administration, recommendations to update the district’s EOP according to the best practices identified by the Texas Education Agency, the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), or an individual in the TxSSC’s Safety and Security Consultant Registry (a clearinghouse to track qualified third-party auditors for the state of Texas available to school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and junior colleges).
Supply any campus, facility, or support services information required to the district for the completion of their safety and security audit, safety and security audit report, or any other report required to be submitted to the TxSSC.
Review each report the district submits to the TxSSC to ensure it contains accurate and complete information regarding each campus, facility, or support service and follows the criteria established by the TxSSC.
Consult with local law enforcement agencies on how to increase their presence near district campuses.
Select where bleeding control stations are to be placed in schools, ensuring they are in easily accessible areas.
Meet together, following Government Code, Chapter 551, at least once each academic semester and during the summer. If the district operates on a year-round system, then the committee must meet at least three times per calendar year with at least two months between meetings. Meeting dates are to be included in the district’s EOP.
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Reporting a Concern
The Crime Stoppers of Houston Tip Line is a safe, secure, and anonymous way to report crime and violations of the student code of conduct. Crime Stoppers does not record phone calls, have caller ID, or ask for identifying information. Tipsters can contact crime stoppers at Houston call 713-222-8477, download the mobile app, or go the website: crime-stoppers.org. Students are the first line of intelligence for campus safety. If you see something, say something. Crime Stoppers is a resource and solution!
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Any threats to students or staff safety are taken very seriously. If Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity is made aware of a threat, a thorough investigation will be conducted, and Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity will engage the local authorities as appropriate. Once local authorities are involved, the person who issued the threats may be subject to civil or criminal charges that are beyond the control of Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity. Guardians should ensure students are aware of the serious consequences of any written or verbal threats on or off campus grounds, including web-based social media sites.