Spotlight on Safety
Ensuring safety on all campuses is the district’s highest priority. This school year Lori May, Director of Safe Schools, added another safety protocol called Safety Assessment Monitors (SAM’s). Each campus safety coordinator selected a team of staff members to become “SAM’s”, and each SAM went through training in August to ensure an added layer of safety and security for BHISD.
The role of a SAM is to help substitute teachers, so that students are kept safe. SAM’s check on substitute teachers each morning to make sure they are familiar with safety procedures and are prepared in case of an emergency. Each SAM is assigned to a group of teachers to answer any questions their substitutes may have as well as to check for safety concerns throughout the day. SAM’s can be easily identified by their orange SAM lanyard as well as a sign on their classroom window indicating that they are a Safety Assessment Monitor for the campus.
Barbers Hill is so proud of the dedication and pride that our SAM’s take in going above and beyond to help keep our students and staff safe. We will continue to be proactive and keep safety at the forefront of everything we do.