In the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, school districts are exploring opportunities to strengthen their security programs and meet existing regulatory mandates. TASBO is hosting a comprehensive (and free) school safety review webinar series in August.
Your security program has to account for regulatory mandates. Recent announcements regarding school safety measures have centered on these requirements:
- Develop and maintain an emergency operations plan and annexes that support the five phases of emergency management and outline the district's intended response to threats and hazards
- Establish a safety and security committee based on Texas School Safety Center guidelines
- Conduct emergency and safety drills every semester
- Provide access to Safe and Supportive School Teams to conduct behavioral threat assessments and deliver support to campuses
Credible organizations, including the Texas School Safety Center (TXSSC), the Fund, and TASB offer resources and services that help schools comply with security requirements and foster safe working and learning environments.
This article was re-published in part from the InsideRM blog. Read the full article, published June 7, 2022 here.
Update: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Texas School Safety Center (TXSSC) have directed schools to complete specific security initiatives before the fall semester. The TEA also extended the end date of the School Safety and Security Grant to June 15, 2023. Read the full article from InsideRM here.
TASBO is hosting a comprehensive (and free) school safety review webinar series in August.