• Safety Drill Information

    In Kennedale ISD the safety and security of our students, staff and visitors is of utmost importance to us.  Below you will find answers to some key questions that you may have in the event of an emergency.

    What is emergency preparedness and what emergencies does Kennedale ISD prepare for?
    Kennedale ISD preparedness involves four elements- prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. KISD has established an emergency operation plan (EOP) that has procedures and processes in place for each element.

    What is a Lockout?
    A lockout is used when there is a situation outside the building that may be harmful. Any students who are outside the building are moved inside the building and all external doors remain locked, including the front door. We will continue to do business as usual in the classroom.

    What is a Lockdown?
    A lockdown is used when there is a threat inside the campus. The campus is secured and all external and internal doors are locked. If this situation arises, all students and staff remain secure in a classroom or a secure locked area, if possible. Parents will not be allowed to enter the building during a lockdown.|

    What is an evacuation?
    An evacuation is an emergency response when staff and students are ordered to leave the school building.

    What is a shelter in place?
    A shelter in place is an internal procedure where students and staff are kept inside the school facility to protect them from an external hazard such as a weather related event or chemical hazard.

    Can I see the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that has been developed?
    Doing so could increase the risk to students and staff by allowing plans to come into the hands of those who may pose a risk to our campuses and facilities. Texas law exempts sensitive information to be disclosed publicly.