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Garland Independent School District (ISD) Safety and Security Assessment—Garland, TX

Garland Independent School District (GISD) is located in the northeast corner of Dallas County. It has 77 operating locations in three cities, Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. Overall it has a student population that exceeds 58,000 students, 71 campuses, and 6,000 employees, of which over 3,800 are teachers. GISD ranks as the second-largest district in Dallas County, twelfth largest in Texas, and among the 100 largest in America. Moye Consulting performed an extensive security and life safety assessment for the district’s 2 prekindergarten, 47 elementary schools, 12 middle schools,  8 high schools, 3 education centers, 2 stadiums, and 11 support facilities. Services included a physical survey on a variety of items, a written report with graphics and diagrams documenting the findings, and recommendations to correct or address any deficiencies.

  • Field surveys

  • Existing-conditions documentation (sites and buildings)

  • Security assessments and recommendations of corrective action reports for each facility

  • Vehicular Access onto Campus to Determine if School Zone Signage, Flashing Lights, Reduced Speed Signs and Marked Crossings Were Present

  • Lighting at Parking Lots, Detached Buildings, Play Fields, and Exterior Entrances

  • Intrusion Detection Devices

  • Exterior Door and Entry Vestibule Hardware

  • Visitor Management Systems

  • Fire Alarm Equipment, First Aid Kit and Defibrillator Device Locations

  • Surveillance Camera Locations and Direction

  • Preparedness and Life Safety Plans for Evacuation, Lock Down Procedures, Severe Weather Detection

Owner: Garland ISD

Client: Huckabee Architects

Construction Cost: Not applicable

Completion Date: 2013

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