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Bullard ISD hires FBI Special Agent as Director of School Security

BULLARD, Texas (KETK) - During Monday's regular scheduled school board meeting, the Bullard Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the recommendation in the hiring of John C. Jones as the new Director of School Safety for the district.

"In providing safe schools for our students and staff, Bullard ISD has moved forward with a Director
of School Safety that will lead us moving forward," says Superintendent Todd Schneider. "We are blessed to bring John Jones on staff to direct our school safety. Mr. Jones possesses the experience, training, expertise, education and network of colleagues that seamlessly aligns with our safety needs. He is a familiar face to our students, staff and community and a parent of three BISD students. We look forward to seeing the impact John will have on BISD." 

Jones has been involved in a variety of roles for more than 20 years, with both the United States National Guard (Staff Sergeant - Mortar Section) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (Special Agent - 18 years). He will join the district staff after his upcoming retirement from the FBI.

During those years he has earned many awards, including; United States Attorney's Office Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation Award, the Directors' Excellence Award, and numerous other recognitions for his work with the FBI.

"I am excited to be joining one of the best school districts in Smith County," says Jones. "I look forward to collaborating with teachers, administrators, parents and community members to meet the needs of Bullard ISD."

He received his Bachelors of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from West Virginia Graduate College.

Jones is married to Ashlee Jones, the secretary to the Superintendent of Bullard ISD, and the couple has three children.

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