Expect Several Changes for LISD Schools

Expect several changes for your kids when they head back to school this year. Lubbock ISD is taking advantage of new technology to better protect their students.

Expect several changes for your kids when they head back to school this year.

Lubbock ISD is taking advantage of new technology to better protect their students

From now on, LISD elementary schools will lock every door after 8:10 a.m.

Before, the front door would remain open during school hours, but now the secretary will buzz you in after identifying you through a front door camera. 

Another change for LISD is how volunteers and visitors check in; all offices will now use a check-in system called Lobby Guard.

Once you swipe your license the computer kiosk will snap your photo, run a criminal background check for sex offenders, and print out a visitors badge to wear around the building. 

LISD said that new system is quick, easy and secure and will give them tighter control as to who is coming and going into their buildings. 

LISD is also making high school lunches closed so students will have to remain on campus for lunch.

The district said statistically there were more traffic accidents during the lunch hour with students hurrying off campus to get lunch and get back.

LISD Spokesperson Nancy Sharp said all of these changes are possible thanks to advancement in technology, "It just gives us a lot better and lot tighter control about who's coming and going," said Sharp.  "So technology has provided lots of opportunities and it's just a different world and so we know we need to utilize every resource available to use to protect children."  

Sharp said three new schools will also open this year.  Alderson, Irvin and Miller Elementary will merge several other area schools that are outdated and small in order more efficiently teach students and provide them with proper technology.   

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