Waco: School district plans safety town halls, roundtable discussion

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) School may be out for summer, but Waco ISD wants to make sure parents know how the district plans to keep their students safe for next year.

The district said Wednesday two meetings on June 18 aim to address concerns over student safety and show the community how the district prevents threats and keep them from getting out of hand.

Dr. Marcus Nelson, superintendent of Waco ISD, will lead one meeting at the City of Waco Multipurpose Center, while assistant superintendent Israel Carrera will lead the other at South Waco Elementary School.

Both meetings start at 6 p.m. and will be conducted in English and Spanish as needed.

In addition to the two town hall meetings, a roundtable discussion is planned for June 26 at 11:30 a.m. and will be held at the Waco ISD administration building.

The roundtable discussion will host mental health professionals, community leaders, and first responders.

The meetings come after Nelson's participation in a similar discussion in Austin in May following the Santa Fe school shooting.

He was one of three superintendents asked to participate in that meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott.