Districtwide security updates to be completed in Spring 2020
The upgrades are part of the NBISD 2018 bond. (Monica Romo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Security upgrades include card readers, electronic door locks, security bollards at campus drop-off/pickup areas, security cameras at all elementary schools and ballistic glass film at campus entryways.
Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels. Prior to CI, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China.
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The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Vikki Goodwin, called upon Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to permit school districts to enact mask mandates and provide virtual learning options.