Southside ISD security among “best districts audited”


An unannounced audit by the Texas School Safety Center on Friday, April 14, 2023 at Pearce Elementary School gave it a “no findings” rating which equates to a perfect score. It is the latest in a series of random mandated audits with near perfect grades at Southside ISD. Recently, auditors with the TSSC  presented Southside leaders with encouraging news. District Superintendent Mr. Rolando Ramirez said, “They stated this is one of the best, if not the best district they have audited.” In the last year, the district has invested significantly in safety and security including:

  • fencing around all instructional facilities
  • mandatory vehicle stops at all campuses
  • Aiphone video intercoms at doors to enter buildings
  • 600 security cameras to monitor the district
  • Security officers monitoring visitors at all eight campuses
  • Police assigned to each school
  • Police and security officers on patrol throughout the district
  • Mandatory registration when entering schools
  • controlled access doors
  • metal detectors
  • routine campus door checks (interior and exterior)

These are just some of the security measure Southside ISD is taking to keeping our students and staff safe. Additional safety measures are also being considered for implementation.