Round Rock ISD approves campus safety improvement plan

Round Rock ISD approves campus safety improvement plan

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Round Rock schools will soon get new entryways making it more difficult for intruders. Board members approved the measure last night.

During the past several years the district has remodeled schools to basically force visitors to go into the front office of campuses--adding walls and doorways.

There are 23 schools that remain with an open layout. Visitors can walk freely through common areas and hallways.

With the board's approval, all schools will be remodeled by the start of next school year.

"Things are very different all of the teachers, administrators, we are on heightened alert. We recognize that we want to do everything we can to insure our students safety and we want to make sure our employees are safe," Joylynn Occhuizzi, RRISD spokesperson said.

"I'm not sure we can make a tight enough filter to filter out the abhorrent behavior of a violent person," said parent Jane Kirschman.

"It does make me feel safer with all that's happened recently," said parent Abby Kelly.

The district will begin ordering parts Friday.

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