Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde addressed the district’s push to increase security during an Aug. 2 press conference. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)
The August 5 episode of the DFW Breakdown brings updates on how local school districts are planning to prioritize safety for the upcoming academic year; the background behind the pending removal of a Lewisville landmark; and more news from across the metroplex.
Local school districts, including Dallas ISD and Richardson ISD, are assessing their security measures heading into the new school year. During an Aug. 2 press conference, Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said the district has already begun to implement new procedures to increase safety. Some of these measures include an increase in security cameras, keyless entry access, weapons detection systems and a requirement for students to use clear or mesh backpacks.
Community Impact reporter Jackson King provides insight on the implementation of these new procedures to increase safety for the 2022-23 school year.
Connor McGovern produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. He also works as a reporter and producer for Mid-Missouri Public Radio and an editor at the Columbia Missourian. In May 2023, Connor will graduate from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.
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