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.

School safety is major concern heading into new school year

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.

Also on this episode...

Carroll ISD approves a policy to review books and instructional materials in classrooms and libraries; Richardson prepares the city’s 150th anniversary celebration; Tarrant County enacts an emergency disaster declaration due to the threat of wildfires; and more.