Big Spring ISD Superintendent Jay McWilliams hosted a “Campus Carry” community meeting yesterday evening at Goliad Elementary and explained the new proposed program for concealed carry among district employees. Throughout the meeting, McWilliams stated that, above all else, he is highly anticipating the new safety measures put in place for the next school year.
Under the “Guardian” program, volunteers must complete rigorous training in order to be considered. They must have a License to Carry (LTC) as well as undergo training with local law enforcement to ensure their mental stability, as well as proficiency with their weapon. A background check would also be included since it’s already built into the pre-employment screening with the school district as well as to receive a License to Carry. During the meeting, it was also stressed that if this new policy is passed, defense against aggressors would be the last of several vital steps necessary to keep students safe.
Staff members not volunteering in the program will also receive training that allows them to easier spot warning signs among students, further ensuring the safety of each and every student. Another meeting will be held next Wednesday, May 9th, beginning at 5:30 PM at Big Spring High School to address any concerns or questions that the public might have regarding the new proposition.