Posted Date: 09/01/2023
Beginning Sept. 1, Texas legislature requires that all public schools must have at least one armed security officer on campus during regular school hours. Liberty Hill ISD has felt strongly about being proactive about the safety and security of our students and staff, therefore, in the spring of 2018 the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a police officer with the intent that we would continue to grow this department over the coming years. This past summer, our Board approved additional positions which will allow for one LHISD police officer per campus.
“Our Board of Trustees and District administration have always been proactive in our approach to maintaining the safety and security of our students and staff. It is important to us to identify and plan for any challenges and to protect and safeguard our most precious assets,” said LHISD Chief of Operations Mark Willoughby. “Even prior to the release of HB3, we have been in the process of upgrading our district and campus safety and security measures, video surveillance equipment, perimeter fencing, campus entry vestibules, and staffing an officer at each campus. In addition, we are adding a district safety and operations coordinator to monitor and oversee the implementation of the safety systems to ensure our compliance with the TEA requirements.”