In Texas, spring signals the increased threat of severe weather. I would like to take a few minutes and review some of the principles of EISD’s overall severe weather policy. First, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be absolutely no chances taken when it comes to lightning or other weather threats. If this means postponing an event or delaying the dismissal of school, these decisions will be made without hesitation.
Second, the safety of the students, parents/guardians, and staff members will drive decisions regarding severe weather. I ask that parents/guardians understand that if severe weather is imminent, we are not going to put children or staff in danger. I encourage parents/guardians and the community to take advantage of the shelter afforded by our buildings. Do not hesitate to come to the schools to seek shelter.
Third, we will closely monitor all available media outlets to help us make the best decisions possible. We will utilize weather radars, weather radios, and information provided by trained observers in making our decisions.
Finally, we will practice drills that will help prepare our district for weather emergencies. These drills will include reverse evacuation drills and shelter in place drills.
It takes everyone working together to get through severe weather threats. I realize that it can be a frightening experience when parents are separated from their children during severe weather. EISD is committed to doing everything possible to keep our children safe. If you ever have questions regarding our severe weather policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.