The Wylie Independent School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. We work closely with our first responders in order to ensure our schools are well prepared for an emergency. We have developed a comprehensive plan that covers a wide variety of emergencies and serves as a guide to help staff, and our public safety partners, respond swiftly should a crisis occur in our schools. The plan includes crisis communications.
The communication goal during any incident is to get the:
- Right information to the
- Right people at the
- Right time so they can make the
- Right decisions and issue the
- Right communications
It is important to understand that Wylie ISD’s first priority will be to ensure the safety of the students and staff and we will initiate our communications plan as soon as we have accurate information. Emergencies can develop rapidly and change frequently. We work with our first responders to ensure the message we send is correct and does not compromise any aspect of the situation. The method of communications may depend on the nature of the emergency and the response needed by parents.
Wylie ISD continues to look for ways to ensure the security and welfare of our students and staff. As part of this process, we will be implementing several new safety processes this school year. These changes are based on the results of parent and staff surveys along with input from our first responders and are in line with Governor Abbott’s recommendations for keeping our schools safe.
As we implement new measures, it is important for us to ensure that we don’t harden our hearts. Safety experts agree that relationships are the key component in preventing tragedies. In Wylie ISD, while we will focus on safety and security, we will continue our work of building, and advocating for, relationships.