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2020-2023 K-12 School District Audit Cycle:
DARtool Now Open!


The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) has opened the District Audit Reporting Tool (DARtool) for districts to submit their safety and security audit results for the 2020-2023 audit cycle. Superintendents were sent an email containing the link to the DARtool and their access code (unique to each district) on April 14, 2023. The deadline for submitting district safety and security audit results is September 15, 2023. Refer to the School Safety and Security Audit Toolkit for guidance on conducting safety and security audits.

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Safe Firearm Storage Information


As required by Texas Education Code 37.222, the TxSSC, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety, is providing each school district and open-enrollment charter school information regarding the safe storage of firearms. Districts must provide this information to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled in the district or school. The TxSSC recommends providing this information twice annually. Download the Safe Firearm Storage Resources Flyer.

School Safety and Security Committee Guidelines


Texas Education Code specifically describes who shall serve on a School Safety and Security Committee, how often they shall meet and what they are charged to implement. This committee must actively participate in developing and implementing emergency plans for campuses and other facilities. The TxSSC has developed guidelines and FAQs to assist districts with this important task. Download the Committee Guidelines

EOP Review Specialist Map


The Texas School Safety Center has teams of Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Review Specialists ready to assist public school districts, open-enrollment charters, and junior colleges develop compliant plans. These teams are composed of subject matter experts that are responsible for developing many of the EOP resources provided by the TxSSC, and are available to answer any of your EOP questions.
View an Interactive Map of EOP Review Specialist by ESC Region