Alto ISD has a multi-faceted response plan that affects all Alto ISD facilities and departments. The program includes a number of initiatives aimed at fortifying buildings, ensuring regular training, communication and increasing staff and public awareness.
The goals of the our program to improve safety and security within Alto ISD and promote emergency preparedness among students and staff.
Alto ISD follows state law, as well as the recommendations of the Texas School Safety Center in implementing best practices for campus safety.
Emergency Operations Plan - The district has a written Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that includes the four primary areas of prevention, mitigation, response and recovery as well as various different crisis scenarios used for staff training and emergency response planning.
Close relationships with Alto Police Department, Texas DPS, and various other agencies are maintained to ensure emergency response plans remain current and effective.
Safety Audits - In addition to the required campus and facility safety audits conducted every three years, the district periodically has independent safety and security audits using outside subject matter experts.
Safety Drills - The district conducts different types of drills throughout the year. They include:
Secure Drill: 1 per school year
Lockdown Drill: 2 per school year (one per semester).
Evacuation Drill: 1 per school year
Shelter-in-Place for Hazmat Drill: 1 per school year
Shelter for Severe Weather Drill: 1 per school year
Fire Evacuation Drill: 4 per school year
Communications - We communicate Alto ISD official news via Facebook (facebook.com/AltoYellowjackets) and through Blackboard Connect, our telephone messaging system. Information is also posted to our website.
Alto ISD will use its district website, social media, and Blackboard Connect to communicate with parents.
Emergency announcements will go out via the mass notification system. An email, phone, and text message will be sent to parent/guardians. Parents and guardians are automatically set up to receive these notifications through our student data system. For this reason, it is important to notify your child’s school if your contact information changes during the year.
Emergency Operations Plan
Alto ISD has an Emergency Operations Plan. For safety reasons, the plan is not available online.
Alto ISD follows the K-12 Standard Response Protocol outlined below.