Keeping Schools Safe

The Safety and Security Department was established to work with schools and the district office to improve safety for students, employees and visitors. Using the all-hazards approach, the department helps develop, establish and enforce safety and security policies, accident prevention efforts, fire safety, emergency management, asset protection, parking control and traffic enforcement programs.

Through a partnership with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, each of the Williamson County schools have School Resource Officers (SRO) in the building.

The district also works with Safe Havens International Inc. which provided a comprehensive assessment of the district’s safety, security and emergency management plans in the spring of 2013.

The district has a tip line which citizens may call to report safety and fraud concerns. The tip line’s number is 615-472-5555. In addition, and in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, citizens are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers with information to aid in investigations. The Crime stoppers phone number is 615-794-4000.

Safety Terms for Parents

Evacuation

An evacuation occurs when it is possible the interior of the building is or may become dangerous. This is commonly known as a fire drill. Students and staff are directed to exit the building to a safe area outside. Some examples are listed below:

  • Fire/smoke
  • Gas leak
  • Building unstable
  • Bomb threat

Shelter-in-place

A shelter-in-place is used to proactively protect students and staff during possible situations that may be occurring in the area and might impact a school building. Some examples of these are:

  • Extreme weather (severe storm, tornado, etc.)
  • Law enforcement activity in the area
  • Hazardous materials Incident

Classes should continue as normal unless otherwise directed by the school administrator.

Lockdown

A lockdown is initiated when violence is possible or actively occurring inside a school building. This is an immediate action drill that is used to protect students and staff.

  • Staff members will prepare their classrooms following the safety protocol.
  • They will hold in place until law enforcement and/or administration provides guidance.

No one will be allowed to enter the building.

Staff Directory

For additional information or questions about Safety & Security in Williamson County Schools, contact our staff members below.

NameDepartmentJob TitleTelephoneLinks
Mike FletcherSafety and Security
Director
Nick VaccoSafety and Security
Coordinator