PORT ARTHUR -- Another Southeast Texas school district is evaluating its safety plan in the wake of recent school shootings. This time it is the Port Arthur Independent School District.
The new plan is called the Crisis Management Safety Plan. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie Thursday explained the ins and outs of the plan to board members at a meeting. The plan includes almost every imaginable scenario, from natural disasters to hostage situations. It outlines specific roles for administrators and faculty in each scenario.
Dr. Porterie said there are a few things that need work or to be polished.
One is campus infrastructure. All principals are working right now to identify weaknesses. The high school is currently in the process of installing bullet proof glass.
Trustee Theodore Victor praised the district for being proactive and adding armed personnel to campuses about seven years ago. Trustee Gregory Flores wants board members to be more knowledgeable about the safety plan.
The Port Arthur Police and Fire Departments both have copies of the safety plan.
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