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As The Start Of The New School Year Approaches, Safety Gear Is On Mesquite Prents’ Minds

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Some North Texas parents are more prepared than others for the start of the new school year. When Mesquite ISD opens on Monday, new safety and security measures will be in place, according to district officials.

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Tiffany Wade is taking advantage of the bargains as her fifth-grader in Mesquite ISD prepares for the upcoming academic year. “I found $5 T-shirts, $6 T-shirts, and $12 shorts,” she proclaimed.

He’ll also require a transparent backpack. For student safety, the district is mandating them this year, following other districts like Dallas ISD. Wade stated, “I like the clear backpack idea because you can see what they bring to school.”

Student Victoria Osorio from Dallas ISD stated, “I feel like every student has different mindsets and now you can just kind of see.” They make her feel comfortable, according to the middle schooler, but locating one has proven challenging.

What The Parents Says?

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Her mother, Vanessa, added, “I don’t understand why the stores aren’t making them more accessible.” The free ones are available in both districts. Additionally, all of the schools in Mesquite will have new films on their windows and doors this year.

Asst. Super Admin Services Taylor Morris stated, “Ideally, it gives us time to see someone is trying to do damage.” “We can enter a lockdown, go to safe locations, and have our school locked down.”

Wade stated, “I like the fact that they’re making an effort to secure it more, but you really need more security than that. You need better awareness with people being there.” Additionally, Mesquite ISD is updating its campuses with automated surveillance systems. In the event that an external door was left open or unlocked, they would notify the district.

 

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