School Safety - Information and Resources
Fort Bend ISD is committed to the safety of all students and staff. In light of the recent tragic shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH it is important to provide information about new safety measures implemented for the 2019-20 school year.
We created this webpage to provide more information about our safety procedures and resources that are available for our students and staff to help keep our schools safe. For the latest updates, follow our Facebook page, Fort Bend ISD, and follow us on Twitter, @FBISDPolice @FBISDChiefRider so you can stay up-to-date with the latest information.
Update - August 17, 2020:
The District’s proactive approach to student safety consists of security investments from the 2018 Bond Program. The installation of over 7,300 RhinoWare floor-mounted door locks help circumvent the potential for tragedies in our schools and district facilities. The implementation of the ScholarChip system, emergency call boxes, Crisis Intervention Unit and a new incident-reporting application are additional tools we utilize to maintain the highest level of security across Fort Bend ISD.
See Something, Share Something Mobile App
As a component of the ScholarChip ID System, the See Something, Share Something mobile app allows students, staff and the community the ability to submit crime tips, report incidents and suspicious activity anonymously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from a mobile device to FBISD police. The District’s first-ever mobile app empowers students, staff, and parents to play an active role in identifying and reporting suspicious activity and bullying. The app is available for download using a unique QR Code located on the back of all new student and staff ScholarChip ID badges, Apple Store, Google Play Store, or via desktop computer at www.FortBendISD.com/SeeShare. Promotional posters that include the QR code have been distributed to all campuses and district facilities. FBISD video production and criminal justice students developed an engaging educational video used to motivate students to use the app to report incidents to police.
RhinoWare floor-mounted door locks
As school safety is our top priority, the District has installed over 7,300 RhinoWare floor-mounted door locks in all classrooms that contain students across FBISD. RhinoWare door barricade locks provide students and staff an added layer of security by keeping those inside the classroom safe from any threat outside of the class.
District staff has completed interactive hands-on training and demonstration. You can learn more about how the RhinoWare door locks enhance safety by viewing this instructional video.
Emergency Call Boxes
For the safety of our students and staff members, 44 emergency call boxes are now available on various campuses and district facilities providing direct access to police in the event of an emergency. Every high school has two emergency call boxes available to students and staff. Each middle school campus, the agricultural centers, and Mercer and Hall stadiums, all have solar-powered call boxes with one-touch button access to FBISD Dispatch.
ScholarChip ID Badging System
FBISD is excited to introduce the new ScholarChip student and staff badging system that allows us to know, in real-time, when students and staff enter and leave campus and other District facilities. As students enter their assigned campus each day, they swipe the badge at the high-speed kiosk to gain entry into the building. The system will alert the monitoring staff of students who are not enrolled at the campus or have been expelled or suspended. Badges are deactivated as students withdraw or graduate from their current campus. Students will also use their badges for library checkout, cafeteria meal payments, and check-in to campus services (such as the counseling and nurse’s office) and before and after-school events.
The issuance of the new student badges started in September 2019. We encourage parents to remind their students to wear them daily.
The 2021 Safety and Security Master Plan Update - includes information about the District's safety and security plan.