School Safety

The safety of our Little and Big KIPPsters is a top priority for KIPP Texas Public Schools. This page is a one-stop-shop for safety-related information for the 2023-24 school year.

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Safety Information

At KIPP Texas, we take the responsibility of keeping our KIPPsters safe – seriously. In the 2023-24 school year, we reaffirm our commitment to safety grounded in the following safety promise: to keep our Little and Big KIPPsters as safe as possible using reasonable, recommended, research-backed policies, procedures, and physical safety standards.

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Safety Standards at KIPP Texas

Safety Protocols

We have invested in physical safety improvements and retrofitted schools with the safest lobbies. We have made the following improvements to our safety standards:

  • We will require that classroom doors remain locked during instruction.
  • We are adding security guards across our regions to support visitor management.
  • We are instituting a perimeter check protocol three times daily, increasing the state requirement to once a week.

Visitor Management & Access Control

  • All exterior doors/gates will be closed and locked, as building design allows, during the school day.
  • Only visitors on verified official business will be allowed beyond the front desk.
  • All visitors, including parents/guardians, must sign in and provide valid photo identification to the front office and must visibly wear a temporary visitor’s badge at all times during their visit.
  • Any visitors without a visible visitor’s badge will be redirected back to the front office to obtain one. Visitors must report back to the front office after their visit to sign out.


  • Drills are regularly conducted throughout the school year to ensure staff and students are prepared to respond in an emergency. During lockdowns (drills or otherwise), all classroom doors are locked.
  • In addition to the KIPP Texas Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (MHEOP), KIPP Texas also utilizes the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) and Standard Reunification Method (SRM) created by the Colorado-based I Love You Guys Foundation, to simplify the district’s emergency response and reunification procedures. We believe this protocol helps foster a safe learning and working environment for all students and staff.

Staff Support

  • Staff will immediately report all concerning behavior, including threats and any physical safety concerns, to School Leaders or the next available school leadership team member.
  • School leadership and assigned staff members will be present and vigilant during arrival and dismissal times.
  • Staff members monitor all open exterior doors during arrival and dismissal. Entries will not remain propped open without a monitor.

Anonymous Alert

A KIPP Texas student or family can quickly and anonymously report any suspicious activity, bullying, or other student-related issues to a school administrator by submitting an Anonymous Alert report.