Jim Wommack was announced as the Director of Safety and Security for Big Spring ISD during Thursday night’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.
When asked what he looks forward to the most in stepping into the position of Director for Safety and Security for the district, Wommack told KBest News that he looks forward to achieving his goal of providing a safe and secure envrironment for kids to learn.
"My number one job is make sure that every child we have is safe. The next is to make sure those children are happy. A safe, happy child has a better opportunity to receive the education that we are providing them in the classroom. So, at the end of the day, a safe, happy kids is my goal," said Wommack.
Wommack’s new responsibilities will include finding ways to provide a safe and secure environment for kids to learn. He also noted that social media plays a role in safety and security.
"In the world that we live in right now, social media plays a role. So, we have to be able to educate our children and parents on social media. We have to look at how bullying affects are children.
I think a lot of times people often look at the bigger things when they see national media stories, but it's not just that," continued Wommack. "It goes down to the core of kids going to school everyday, the problems that they face, identifying the problems that our children are facing everyday, and having a plan so we can help our children understand that we are apart of this with them. They're not fighting this alone. We're a community. We're gonna battle these things together to make sure that our kids are safe and happy."
Wommack is currently the Associate Principal at Big Spring Jr. High and his new position will not become effective until January 2020.