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Dear Brenham ISD parents, staff, and community,
We are deeply saddened by the senseless loss of lives that took place last Friday at Santa Fe High School. The Brenham community stands in full solidarity to support our neighbors in Santa Fe ISD during this time of bereavement. We send our deepest condolences to the school and families, and keep the entire Santa Fe community in our thoughts and prayers.
While there are so many unanswered questions, we want to take this time to update our own community on the safety measures we have in place in Brenham ISD. Our district continues to partner with the Brenham Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department to provide armed security for our schools and emergency training for our staff members. Our Brenham ISD campuses also have security cameras that continuously monitor activity around the campus and in parking lots. In addition, all of our campuses have safety protocols that mandate appropriate check-in, check-out procedures for visitors.
Today, teachers and students face challenges that were unheard of thirty years ago. It’s hard to believe that this is the America in which many of us grew up. It is not appropriate to debate or assert the reasons for tragedies of this nature at this time; however, I can say wholeheartedly that the safety and security of our students and staff are our primary concern. We will continue to investigate ways to offer increased safety measures, and we will certainly communicate these changes to you as they unfold.
We realize that students might have questions or concerns about this recent tragedy. Brenham ISD has highly trained personnel at each campus ready to address student concerns if they wish to talk. Although regular classes and activities will proceed for Brenham ISD this week, there will be increased police presence and central administration on our campuses.
Our number one goal and priority is to keep everyone safe and finish the school year strong and in a positive manner.
Thank you for your continued support,
Walter Jackson, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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