On Wednesday, January 9, officials from Blanco ISD and Johnson City ISD met with county first responders to coordinate and plan in regards to emergency and crisis situations that schools may face.
“This was a good meeting,” said Blanco ISD superintendent Dr. Buck Ford. “It was very encouraging and supportive to see all of the local first responder officials at one place. They told us what they needed from us that would better enable them to do their jobs in a crisis situation.”
“In addition, we were able to answer questions they had in regards to the way school was conducted, and we laid groundwork for future planning and coordination.”
Blanco County officials representing a myriad of organizations attended the meeting, which was held at the Blanco ISD administration building.
These organizations included Blanco ISD, Johnson City ISD, Blanco County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Round Mountain VFD, Johnson City VFD, Blanco VFD, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Blanco EMS, N. Blanco County EMS, Blanco PD, Johnson City PD, and a Precinct Constable.
Officials agreed to meet on a regular basis in the future.
“I want to thank all the first responders who came to the meeting,” said Dr. Ford. “It is important that we work together as we all strive to provide safe and secure schools for the young people of Blanco County.”