Pearland ISD has completed 87% of its safety audit throughout the district and has a perfect rating with no corrective findings so far.

What you need to know

The Texas School Safety Center, or TxSSC, through Region 4, annually conducts comprehensive intruder detection audits, or IDAs, to assess the security measures of school campuses, according to district agenda documents.

According to agenda documents, the IDAs consist of the following:
  • Intruder access check, in which an auditor attempts to enter the building unannounced
  • Exterior door audit, in which an auditor ensures every exterior door is locked
  • Weekly door sweep log checks
So far, all junior high schools, high schools, and 12 out of 15 elementary schools have completed their safety audits, according to the Texas Education Agency intruder report for the district.

According to the report, the following elementary schools have not yet had the safety audit conducted:
  • Barbara Cockrell Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary
  • Rustic Oak Elementary
All campuses will have gone through a safety audit by the end of the school year, Superintendent Larry Berger said in an email April 15.

Quote of note

“I am proud of what we are doing at Pearland ISD to work to keep everyone safe and secure as we educate, and we continue to move forward and make sure that is a process when we build Pearland proud,” Berger said at the board’s April 9 meeting.

Stay tuned

The district is also participating in the TxSSC’s 2024-25 Multi-hazard Emergency Operation Plan review cycle, Berger said at the meeting.

This will include a review of the district’s Basic EOP and its cybersecurity facilities, according to agenda documents.