Safety & Security

  • "Improving campus safety is a never-ending job and despite all that we do, we always have room to grow in our efforts. It’s imperative that we continue to grow because without safety – nothing else matters. Nothing."

    - Dr. Eric Wright, Superintendent of Schools

    (Read the full email from Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright in response to the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.)

    The Hays CISD Safety & Security Department was created in mid-2018 by Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright and the Board of Trustees.  The vision and goal of the department was to consolidate duties and projects in the area of school safety and school security into one department and to provide one point of contact for the needs of the district and students.

    If your report is an emergency or based on an imminent threat, call 9-1-1

    The district has several additional tools to help you report concerns or connect with district leadership regarding school safety. One of the best defenses against acts of violence at schools is the entire community working together to ensure safety. Remember - if you see something, say something.  

  • Mental Health Outreach


    Hays HopeLine is a convenient and confidential way for students and parents to report bullying, harassment, or any other personal or mental health crisis.


  • School Threat Reporting

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    The Texas Suspicious Activity Reporting Network iWatchTexas website is a place you can report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate criminal, terroristic, or school safety-related threats.

  • Campus Crime Stoppers
     Link to Hays County Crime Stoppers


    The Crime Stoppers program is a partnership between law enforcement and our community which enables the public to share crime or safety related information anonymously by phone or by using the online P3 platform.

Key Department Functions

  • Some of the key functions of the department are as follows:

    • Serve as a liaison between public safety partners for the district (police, fire, EMS and other entities)
    • Develop and maintain a District Emergency Response Plan
    • Develop and maintain Campus and Facility Emergency Response Plans for all Hays CISD campuses and facilities
    • Serve as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the district
    • Manage and serve on the District Safety Committee
    • Perform regular Campus Safety Audits
    • Perform and ensure improvement in emergency response drills (i.e. fire, lockdown and evacuation)
    • Provide training and other items necessary to ensure the safety and security of all partners of Hays CISD
  • District Safety Ideas & Policy Concerns

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    The district's Hey Hays?! web feature allows you to start a conversation with the director of safety and security. Use this feature if you have an idea or policy concern. 

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

  • SRP logo Standard Response Protocol is a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders.

    Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Videos


SRP Posters

  • SRP - Hear It Do It SRP - Say It Twice Click on the images for full-sized pdf versions:

Hays County Emergency Information

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    HaysInformed was developed by the Hays County Office of Emergency Services to provide a one stop website for emergency and critical information for the citizens of Hays County.   On the site citizens can find information on road closures, weather events, emergency operations and general notifications on public safety activity. 

iWatch Texas

  • School Threat Reporting
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    The Texas Suspicious Activity Reporting Network iWatchTexas website is a place you can report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate criminal, terroristic, or school safety-related threats.

    This site is not designed to report emergencies.
    If this is an emergency, call 911.

    Every report will be reviewed by analysts. Although not required, providing your contact information will allow follow-up questions, and if you prefer to report by telephone, please contact 844-643-2251.

    The report should take less than 5 minutes to complete.


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Warn Central Texas

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    The Capital Area Council of Government and its partners are pleased to offer an emergency notification system to residents of Central Texas. Registering with WarnCentralTexas allows local officials to contact their communities by phone, email and text during times of disasters or public safety events.

Safe Gun Storage

  • Keep 'Em Safe Texas logoKeep 'Em Safe Texas has many resources to assist with making homes safe with regards to firearms, including a Safe Gun Storage Checklist, tips for ammunition storage, gun safety coloring sheets for children, informative videos, detailed descriptions of gun storage devices, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.


Access to Hays CISD Outdoor Areas

  • District green-space is available for public use when school is NOT in session (after release-bell, weekends, school holidays, summer).  The curfew for all locations is 10:00 p.m.

    The district maintains priority use of district property for school activities and may restrict availability due to an event.

    Use of any of these areas for special events or exclusive use MUST be coordinated through the Facility Rental process. Facility Use Application/Agreement 

    The following locations are accessible for personal, informal use when school is NOT in session (after release-bell, weekends, school holidays, summer).  The curfew for all locations is 10:00 p.m.

    HIGH Schools

    • Tennis Courts
    • Fields

    *Please note: HS Stadium & HS Track are NOT open to the public; please use middle school campuses.

    MIDDLE Schools

    • Tennis Courts
    • Fields
    • Track

    ELEMENTARY Schools

    • Playground
    • Fields
    • Track