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Safety and Security at MISD
Everyone Has a Role
At Merkel ISD, our topmost priorities are our students' and staff's safety, security, and well-being.
Ensuring a safe learning environment is essential for uninterrupted education and maximizing the learning process. It serves as the foundation for an effective educational setting and fosters optimal learning outcomes. As an educational institution, we are committed to providing a secure environment where children can learn without worry, parents can have peace of mind, and educators can excel in their role of guiding our students' growth.
Teachers play a crucial role in school safety, emphasizing proper supervision and fostering meaningful student connections. Being attentive to students under stress and addressing potential issues enhances their ability to educate and reach each child effectively.
School administrators, as leaders, set the tone for school safety, defining its significance to themselves and their staff. A safe and conducive learning environment is paramount, free from disruptions and fear, allowing students to flourish.
Parents also play an essential role in school safety, driving positive efforts by being aware of safety rules and actively engaging with the school community.
Our schools are equipped with dedicated nurses and counselors, ensuring the well-being of students on a daily basis and addressing both physical and mental health needs.
Merkel ISD acknowledges the possibility of school crises and events that negatively impact the learning process or endanger safety. As part of our proactive approach, we have a comprehensive School Emergency Safety Plan that meets the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Education. The plan encompasses five phases: Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, ensuring a comprehensive and practical approach to crisis management.
Through a collective effort, we are committed to maintaining a safe, nurturing environment where all students can thrive and succeed.
Engaging and empowering the Badger community to meet challenges, demonstrate resilience, and Achieve Excellence!
Merkel Independent School District
314 Manchester | Merkel, TX 79536
PH: (325) 928-5813 | FAX: (325) 928-3910
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