Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancements

One of Katy Independent School District’s top priorities is the safety and well-being of students, staff, parents and community members who visit Katy campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures, which include:

Parent and Visitor Identification (ID) Requirement

All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior to gaining admittance. Each campus is equipped with a controlled access system that includes a camera and an intercom that parents and visitors will need to utilize when presenting their ID for entrance. To gain further access beyond the campus front lobby, individuals will again be required to present their ID to the front desk receptionist in order to be officially logged into the visitor tracking system.

Student Identification (ID) Badge Requirement

Secondary students must now wear their ID badges at all times during school hours while on district property.  Students in grades PK-5 will continue to use their badges during lunch and library times.  Fourth and fifth-grade students are requested to wear their badges throughout the school day.  At the secondary level, failure to follow the ID badge requirement may be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Campus Door Unlock Times

Controlled access systems on campuses will now unlock main entrance doors at a set time each morning. The standard door unlock times for main entrance doors are:

Elementary Group 1  7:35 am
Elementary Group 2 7:55 am
Junior High  8:10 am
High School  6:45 am

Students who are dropped off before the doors are unlocked will not be able to enter the building, unless they are there for an official school activity or other exception.

Clear Bag Regulation

To ensure visitor safety, along with a quick and efficient entry into event venues, Katy ISD has instituted a clear bag regulation. This will limit size and type of bag allowed at the sporting events, performances and graduations held at Rhodes and Legacy stadiums, as well as the Leonard Merrell Center (LMC) and the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Agricultural Sciences Center.

These enhancements are in addition to Katy ISD’s existing multi-layered safety and security measures already in place across the District.

Visit the Student Safety and Security webpage at www.katyisd.org/students/Pages/SafetySecurity.aspx for additional information.