The NBISD Board of Trustees approved safety and security standards for district campuses which will include the addition of nine School Resource Officers (SRO) at their August 14th Board meeting.
In the Spring of 2023, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 (HB3) which requires that campuses have an armed security officer at every campus. NBISD is committed to complying with HB3 and will provide an armed law enforcement officer at every campus. The district will partner with local law enforcement agencies to fill nine SRO positions as staffing becomes available. NBISD SRO’s work to establish healthy relationships and be a positive presence within the school setting by working as a team with students, parents, and school staff.
“It is our utmost priority to protect the safety and well-being of our students and staff,” said NBISD Board President, Eric Bergquist. “With this goal in mind, The NBISD Board of Trustees and Administration have taken careful consideration in developing and approving a school safety plan that adheres to new legislation put forth by House Bill 3.”
During the 22-23 school year, NBISD staffed six SRO’s provided by the New Braunfels Police Department. For the 23-24 school year, NBISD has committed over one million dollars in funds to allow for one armed law enforcement officer to be posted at each of our 15 campuses. These positions will be filled with law enforcement officers from the New Braunfels Police Department and the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are safer today than we have ever been in the past,” said Director of Safety and Security, Stephen Brown. “NBISD has rigorous safety standards in place now, and our safety and security team continues to improve protocols within our district and on every campus.”
Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury offered praise for local law enforcement agencies by stating, “NBISD SRO’s are more than just a law enforcement presence, they are a part of our NBISD school family. We are grateful for the partnership and support of our local law enforcement agencies.”