There are more school districts around the Houston area that are starting the new school year today. Among them, Klein, Pasadena, and Santa Fe ISD. And Santa Fe is the one all eyes will be on with the shootings the claimed the lives of ten people having just taken place three months ago.
And over the last couple of months officials at Santa Fe ISD have been coming up with ways to make schools safer.
“There will be four metal detectors that the public will come through, and students that come in this way in the mornings,” said Santa Fe ISD Superintendent Leigh Wall to our TV partner Channel 2.
Santa Fe Mayor Jason Tabor likes what he's seen.
“The school board has done a great job. I know it was a long summer for them, but they made many great steps for school safety,” Tabor told KTRH News.
Parents also seem to like the improvements as well.
“There’s a lot of security measures in place, so I think it’s going to go well,” one parent said.
Other school districts set to open today include Klein and Pasadena. Klein ISD tells KTRH they hired six additional officers for intermediate schools, and that they finished installing security cameras and electronic locks at all elementary schools.
We talked with Rusty Norman, president of the Santa Fe ISD Board of Trustees: