Safer schools in Stephenville, Texas

October 22, 2019|Drew Deatherage

The Stephenville ISD has a lot going on these days and provides an excellent example of how the Architect, Huckabee, and Crux are partnering for our client’s success.  The District has undertaken a massive renovation to their high school, along with more modest work at the adjacent intermediate school.  Crux was pleased to be included as the technology and security design partner for both projects.  The high school reno is quite extensive, which means it is quite complex.  Together we have walked the District through a variety of technology and security options to finally arrive at the right answer for them.


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Crux helped the District resolve a problem with their existing access control system that was so painful that they had decided to replace the existing system across all campuses, which would cost many thousands of dollars and cause disruption to a critical security system.   We worked with the manufacturer and a good installation contractor to find a solution.  They did just that, allowing the District to keep their existing investment while meeting their operational needs.

During all this, the SISD Board wanted to learn more about metal detectors, which had become a hot topic among some influential voices in their community.  The Superintendent reached out to Huckabee, who, in turn, reached out to us.  We reacted on short notice to provide a briefing to the Board.  That created further conversation with the Board’s safety committee, which led to us contracting directly with the District to create an overall safety improvement plan, which we refer to as the Roadmap to Safer Schools.  Yet again, great teamwork between Huckabee and Crux are helping to create safer schools and better learning environments for students in Stephenville ISD.

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