In the know

Want to connect with our district but don't know where to start? Not sure what the proper procedures are or who to contact? We've put together a list of common ways that individuals and businesses connect with our students, employees, programs, and facilities.

Our schools and facilities


Visitors are welcome at our schools and facilities. For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors must present a valid state-issued I.D. to register in our Raptor screening system at the front office before being granted access. 

Visitors at campuses or other district facilities are subject to the following:

  • All visitors must follow district health and safety requirements when visiting. 
  • Visitors may be subject to screening by a district employee. 
  • Visitors may not access schools without an escort.
  • No outside food deliveries are allowed.

Additional rules for visitor access during COVID-19

  • Visitors are required to wear masks indoors at all district facilities.
  • Building access is limited for exceptional circumstances and by appointment only.
  • Virtual meetings will be available when possible.
  • Visitors may be provided face coverings upon request.

Facility leasing

Request the use of our schools or other facilities for your group or organization to conduct activities during after-school hours. Contact the Facility Leasing office for more information.

Security - If you see something, say something

Help keep our community safe by reporting suspicious activity and maintenance concerns to our 24-hour Security Dispatch at 972-494-8911.

Support our students and staff

Employee discounts

If you are a local business, vendor, or organization interested in offering a special discount to our employees, fill out submit a discount form.

Jobs for students

Partner with us by offering an internship or job opportunity to help our students prepare for future employment and develop professionally. Contact our Career & Technical Education Department for more information.

Garland ISD Education Foundation

We encourage all community members and organizations to help enrich education and support our students and staff by donating to our foundation. Contact the Garland Education Foundation for more information.

Volunteer or donate

We welcome and encourage all community members and organizations to get involved by volunteering or making donations. See our volunteer page or contact our Family & Community Engagement Department for more information.

Community Board

Community organizations can submit a request to post notices online for events, camps or programs available for our students with our Community Board Submission Request form. Visit the main Community Board page to see posted activities.

Public information 

Public information request

See the Public information requests page to learn more about the process for requesting district-related public information.

Press and media


Journalists and other media professionals can request information for news stories, photographs, videos and interviews from our Communications and Public Relations department.

See our Media protocols page for additional information.

Athletics press pass

Journalists and other media professionals can submit a request press credentials to cover our athletic events with our Request Media Credentials for Athletics Events form.