Safety & Security
Crisis Management & Emergency Operations
The district has long been a leader in crisis management and emergency operations planning under the leadership of the Red Oak ISD Police Department working closely with the district Safe School Committee. The district has a full Emergency Operations Plan that trains teachers, administrators, and support staff to care for everything from the loss of a staff member to a major tornado or other weather type incident. The teams are trained in summer training sessions on their roles in a major incident.
Red Oak ISD has gone the extra mile to assure preparedness by doing “full scale” mock disasters in 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2015. The district worked with area Fire and Police Departments from Glenn Heights, Red Oak, Ovilla, Lancaster, DeSoto, Waxahachie, East Texas Ambulance Service, and more to do a full-scale drill. The drills have been beneficial in showing what areas need improvement to make emergency response better.
Since 2018, every ROISD campus has a secured vestibule entrance for safety purposes. Visitors must ring the bell and be buzzed into the office area. Many visitors do not have the need to proceed beyond the front office to simply drop off an item or check out their student. Visitors who do have business on the campus will have their ID scanned and a guest badge issued for access.