We ensure the safety of students, staff, visitors and property 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact our 24-hour Security Dispatch team, call 972-494-8911.

Security cameras, secured entrance vestibules at every school and a visitor registry system help ensure our students have a safe place to learn. Police officers are assigned to our schools to provide security, counseling and education. Emergency training and response plans are in place to make sure that students and staff know what to do in a crisis and that situations are communicated properly to the community in a timely manner.

Security procedures and resources

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Safety & Security Committee

Key district administrators and representatives from local police departments work together to implement programs and procedures for supporting student and staff safety.

2021-22 Safety & Security Committee Members

  • Jaime Miller, Board President
  • Wesley Johnson, Board Member
  • Daphne Stanley, Board Member
  • Dr. Ricardo Lopez, Superintendent
  • Dr. Brent Ringo, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Shelley Garrett, Assistant Superintendent of Safety & Operations
  • Sherese Lightfoot, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations
  • Tiffany Gilmore, Director of Guidance and Counseling
  • Renee Kotsopoulos, Director of Health Services
  • Mistie Gardner, Garland OEM
  • Matt Yeager, Assistant Superintendent Technology
  • Paul Gonzales, Executive Director of Facilities/Maintenance
  • Lt. Harold Sneed, GPD
  • Sgt. Greg Baldwin, RPD
  • Sgt. James Wills, SPD 
  • Chief Mark Lee, GFD
  • Chief Neil Howard, RFD & Emergency Manager
  • Chief Marty Wade, SFD & Emergency Manager
  • Ed Balderas, Rowlett Emergency Manager
  • Tracey Bergfield, PTA President
  • Derrick Culpepper, Parent
  • Terrell Tillis, Teacher (Lyles MS)
  • Jay Stigers, Teacher (Lakeview HS)
  • Mark Quinn, Director of Security
  • Michael Pierce, Security Coordinator (Systems)
  • Gracie Rodriguez, North Garland (Paraprofessional)
  • Juston Coffman, Security Officer
  • Shauntell Moore, Security Lead

Building maintenance

We have staff working around the clock to maintain our buildings and grounds. Our team of carpenters, electricians, HVAC mechanics, painters and plumbers work together to make sure that our facilities provide a safe, attractive and efficient environment for students, staff and the community.

Our security team handles after hour and weekend calls. We invite anyone that notices a maintenance issue to call our 24-hour Security Dispatch team so that they can make sure our maintenance team makes the necessary repairs.

Contact us

24-hour Security Dispatch: 972-494-8911

GISD Facilities: 972-494-8780

GISD Energy Management: 972-494-8351

GISD Maintenance: 972-494-8351