The current three year safety and security audit cycle is wrapping up. Safety and security audits must be completed by Aug. 31, 2014, and certain results from the audit must be reported to the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) using the online reporting system no later than September 15, 2014. This online reporting system - DARtool - will be opened for submissions this Spring. When that occurs, each district’s superintendent will be notified by email. The notification will include instructions on how to submit the audit results. (Read more…)
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