Statement Regarding Student Social Media Postings
Parents and Community Members of Brock ISD:
The letter is to provide you information regarding some recent social media posts made by a Brock High School student and the current Brock ISD administrative response. This weekend, we were informed about some concerning/disturbing media posts on Snapchat of a potential threatening nature and, under the circumstances and in the abundance of caution, we immediately contacted the Parker County Sheriff's Office for review and investigation. As more postings continued and concerns regarding the nature of the posts were presented, we also contacted and reported the information to the FBI for review and investigation. We have been informed that investigators from the sheriff's office have completed their investigation and have released a statement. At this point, we understand that they have found no credible evidence of a threat and indicated that they will not be pursuing any legal action at this time.
In the meantime, our administrative team has responded. While I cannot disclose any details regarding any current or future student discipline because of federal privacy laws, I do feel that you deserve to know the actions the school district has taken to better understand our commitment toward student and staff safety.
An initial response on this issue was taken on Sunday by our administrative team, and we immediately began conducting our own investigation. Today, we yielded to law enforcement officials to allow them to complete their investigation, and now that theirs is complete, ours will continue. We are gathering as many facts as we can, so that we may determine the scope of our jurisdiction within school law and respond to this event in a manner that is in accordance with our student code of conduct.
Besides our initial administrative investigation and related initial action regarding the student in question, we have taken the following additional measures at Brock ISD to help ensure your child’s safety:
Questions have surfaced regarding planned homecoming events for this week. We have requested additional law enforcement presence at these events as they are still planned as scheduled.
As we work to ensure that our schools, staff, and students are safe, we will continue to relay allowable information your way. Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time. Please know that we are working diligently to ensure that your children and our staff remain safe.
Brock ISD to Host Flu Clinic
Parker County Hospital District will be coming to each campus on Thursday, September 20th, 2018, to give Flu Vaccinations to our students and staff.
As in the past, students will be free. For staff the cost is $20.00 cash/check or bring a copy of your insurance card for flu vaccines and they will file with your insurance if it covers vaccines.
PCHD will be at each campus starting at the Elementary campus and finishing up at the Jr. High Campus. Times are estimated below..... For staff, feel free to come to any of the campuses.
Parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age will need to complete the consent form and answer the questionnaire. PCHD will not give the flu vaccination without signed and completed consent form. There are several ways to get a consent form: 1) on our Brock ISD website under Departments then Health Services, Flu Consents 2018-2019 2) forms will be sent home with Elementary, Intermediate and Jr. High Students or 3) in the front offices of those campuses.
High School students may pick up a form at the front office or download off the website.
Below are the estimated times for each campus.
8:00am -9:30 am Elementary Campus - (Staff may go first- 7:30 ish)
9:30-10:30 am High School (staff may go first) Not sure on that time. It may change.
9:30 - 11:00 am Brock Intermediate (staff may go first)
1:00-2:00 pm Brock Jr. High Campus (staff may go first)
For answers to specific questions please contact Nurse Melissa Burden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brock ISD Director of Maintenance Burt Green Recognized for Outstanding Service
Brock ISD Director of Maintenance, Burt Green, was recognized for outstanding service to the district during the Brock ISD Spotlight segment of the September 10th, school board meeting. Mr. Green, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, was instrumental in helping facilitate the summer remodeling projects of the current Junior High and Intermediate campuses. Mr. Green is HVAC certified and was hired by the Brock ISD maintenance department in November 2002, to oversee maintenance and repair of the district’s HVAC systems. The following year Green was promoted to Director of Maintenance, a position he holds today. Green is always willing to provide assistance where needed. He drives a school bus in emergency situations, he is certified to oversee the District’s waste management system, and has even served as a Captain to members of the Brock High School fishing team, helping former Brock students Ethan Tepera and Mclain Rutkowski, reach the state fishing tournament.
Brock ISD is Officially a Four Campus District
Brock ISD held a grand opening ceremony for its new elementary campus this evening. The project was part of an $18,000,000.00 bond package approved by voters in November 2016. At a total cost of $15,500,000.00 and 64,619 square feet of floor space, the new building will serve grades Pre-K through grade 2 and has a total capacity of 450 students. With the completion of the new elementary, Brock ISD is now officially a four-campus district. The other three campuses are Brock Intermediate School (grades 3-6), Brock Junior High (grades 7 and 8), and Brock High School (grades 9-12). As a part of the bond package, the Junior High and Intermediate (formerly the elementary) campuses were remodeled and updated.
Brock ISD Wins 5th Lone Star Cup Championship in 10 Years
In a year that saw all Brock athletic teams advance to, at a minimum, the regional finals and enjoy unprecedented success in band and UIL Academics, Brock ISD claimed its 5th Lone Star Cup trophy in 10 years. Brock previously won in back to back years twice – 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 and again in 2014-2015 and 2105-2016. As defined on the UIL website, the UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL. Congratulations to all players, band members, UIL Academic participants, coaches and staff on this outstanding achievement!
Conference 3️⃣🅰️ UIL #LoneStarCup leaders after final update:— Texas UIL (@uiltexas) June 15, 2018
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