The Commerce ISD Departments of HEALTH SERVICES, POLICE, and FAMILY SERVICES work closely together to help promote safety, wellness, and well-being for our students and their families, in and out of school.  
Please use the tabs below to find more information
about each department.

School Safety

While not every crisis or emergency can be predicted, safety and security are of the utmost importance at Commerce ISD. Our District relies on numerous measures and protocols to promote security, and ensure the safest possible environment in our schools.

Read the full statement on School Safety from CISD Chief of Police,
Joe Venable

Standard Response Protocol

If an emergency occurs at one of our campuses or buildings, there is often not much time to warn students, staff and visitors about what is happening and what to do. For this reason, Commerce ISD has implemented the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) at all of its campuses and facilities.

The SRP is not based on individual scenarios, but rather teaches a predictable series of actions to respond to any given scenario.  District administrators, staff and students are trained in the SRP through frequent drills.

Read more about the SRP here.

Shot Clinic
The Hunt County Health Department holds a shot clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am, at Commerce Elementary School.

Medications at School

Dispensing Medications

Student Health
Advisory Council (SHAC)

SHAC Meets the 2nd Tueday of each month, 9:00 a.m., at the CISD Family Engagement Center.

2021-2022 SHAC Meetings and Minutes

2020-2021 Annual Report

Are you interested in serving on SHAC? Click here!

Help for Families During
the COVID-19 Crisis:

  • Carevide School Based Health Center is available for face-to-face or Telehealth appointments: 903-259-3602
  • Commerce Food Pantry - 1216 Monroe Street in the First Presbyterian Church near downtown

Open Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Facebook

Until further notice, the Commerce Food Pantry offers curbside service Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Neighbors are requested to remain in their vehicles along Monroe Street and will be directed when to pull forward. A volunteer will collect information verbally and then a volunteer will load pre-bagged groceries into their car. Accommodations will be made for those walking or biking. Neighbors may receive assistance once per calendar month. 

Commerce Food Pantry Facebook Page


  • Bread of Life Food Pantry - 301 Hwy 224, Commerce, TX.

Distributes free food to those in need. Most boxes consist of canned vegetables, rice, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, juice, and canned meat.  We also offer frozen meat, and fresh produce when in stock. New clients bring a photo ID and proof of address. For example, current utility bill. Our distribution days are the first Friday after the first Wednesday 12:00pm - 2:00pm (open to seniors at 10:00am) and on the 3rd Wed of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.    Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Thank you. For Questions call 903-886-1515 or email:

Bread of Life Food Pantry Facebook Page

Volunteer Opportunities: 

CISD Volunteer Application and Background Check Form
(**Please print this form single sided, complete and return to any CISD campus with a copy of Driver's License.)

Staff Directories
  • Justin Westbrook
    CISD Chief of Police
    (903) 413-5719

    Kaleb Hackney
    Police Officer
    (903) 274-0435

  • Kathryn Myers, BSN, MLS, RN
    Director, Health Services

    Nicki Dawson, RN  

    Ashleigh Taylor, CMA

    Shonda Harris, BSW, MA

    Chris Ritchie, EMT-P

    Amanda Herron, MS, ATC, LAT
    Athletic Trainer - CHS

  • Alison Walker
    Family Services Coordinator