In May, Governor Greg Abbott released a comprehensive school and firearm safety action plan. Since then, the Royse City ISD Administration and School Board studied the document and developed a plan for increased school safety in its schools and facilities. At the June 18 School Board Workshop, Mr. Lloyd Blaine was named as a full-time administrator over school safety. Previously, his role was divided between safety and as principal of the district’s Alternative Learning Center. The position of principal for the alternative learning center will be posted and filled as soon as possible.
“We are thankful for our school board in taking this action to increase safety measures. Mr. Blaine has an extensive background in law enforcement and is well versed in school safety, crisis response and crime prevention,” said Superintendent Kevin Worthy. “In addition, the board invested budget dollars in the Spring of 2018 for additional security cameras and safety measures. Together, we will continually seek and invest in ways to boost school safety.”
In addition to the designation of a full-time safety administrator, Royse City ISD will continue regular safety audits and practices. The district has partnerships with the Royse City Police Department and Fate Department of Public Safety which allows School Resources Officers for campuses. Additionally, Royse City High School has full-time security guards to enhance safety on campus.