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Our Promise to this Community: 

Medina Valley ISD would like to assure you that the safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. This is a difficult standard, no doubt, considering today’s ever changing and evolving world, especially considering the rate of growth for our community. To ensure we exceed the safety and security standards our safety protocols and plans are fluid as well, meaning we are constantly evaluating them and adapting them to meet the demands for the safety scenario at hand. 

In order to accomplish the above priority, we have added additional layers of security for all of our 

campuses. Doors from the vestibule entrance to the main office will be secured at all times and all visitors will need to be admitted into the secure office areas by a staff member. All exterior doors will remain locked at all times.  We are adding security gates, perimeter fencing,enhancing our camera systems and many other initiatives to improve our security systems are exceptional. 

Medina Valley ISD has a partnership with the courageous men and women of the Medina County Sheriff's Department to provide dedicated School Resource Officers on each of our campuses. In addition, MVISD has engaged in partnerships with local law enforcement agencies including the Castroville Police Department, LaCoste Police Department, our Constable’s Offices, as well as the Medina County ESD Fire Department, EMS, and the Office of Emergency Management. Each of these dedicated emergency service providers are encouraged to routinely circulate through our elementary and secondary campuses to foster ongoing lifelong relationships with our students. 

MVISD also believes in training our staff on how to react in the event of any emergency on our campuses, or at our facilities. Our staff are trained in emergency response, Stop the Bleed, and each campus maintains a Crisis Response Team (CRT) to provide direction in the event exigent circumstances occur on campus. While our staff’s main focus remains engaging and educating our students, MVISD endeavors to ensure they have the knowledge and resources required to help prevent and respond to emergency situations. In order to do so, MVISD follows the Standard Response Protocols as set out by the Texas State School Safety Center and the I Love You Guys Foundation. 

Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance.  If you see something suspicious, or disconcerting, online or in person, please say something.  Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities immediately.  In closing, we are all responsible for the safety and security of our school, our population, and our community.  If we may ever be of service to you or your organization, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Important Phone Numbers & Links


Call:  911

Local Resources:

Castroville Police Department

Call: (830) 931-2222

LaCoste Police Department

Call: (830) 985-9494

Medina County Sheriff’s Office

Call: (830) 741-6000

Medina County Crime Stoppers

Call: 1(800) 367-2833

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Call: (210) 335-6000

San Antonio Crime Stoppers

Call: (210) 224-7867

Crisis Intervention:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 988

Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio

Llamada o Texto: 988

Community Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1(888) 373-7388

SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week



Cyber Safety and Digital Responsibility: A Parents Guide


Keeping our kids safe and secure is something we should all collaborate to accomplish, and we should all  have in common. With the advancements in technology and the speed of life, the internet has become a blessing and a curse. With that said, the Medina Valley ISD Department of Safety and Security would like to provide you with resources to help navigate some of the issues you may face with your child regarding cyber safety in an ever-evolving digital world. 


The Texas State School Safety Center realizes this as well, and has partnered with Safer Schools Together to provide parents with some insights on cyber security and digital safety with a training video: Cyber Safety and Digital Responsibility: A Parent's Guide.  This 90 minute video provides some details on both the positive and negative ways youth are using, and may be misusing, technology and social media. This information can help inform and empower parents to engage in productive and useful conversations with their kids on how to safely navigate the challenges in our digital world.