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Online Behavioral Trends Lunch & Learn (FULL)

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The Texas School Safety Center is hosting a Current Online Behavioral Trends Lunch and Learn experience on December 3, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST, in collaboration with Safer Schools Together (SST). Due to popular demand, registration is at FULL capacity and now closed. Should an opportunity arise to host another lunch and learn event, an email will be sent out in the future.

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Mandatory Drills for Schools

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As required by Texas Education Code Section 37.114, the TEA Commissioner, in coordination with the Texas School Safety Center and State Fire Marshal, has adopted rules for mandatory school drills for public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. The Texas School Safety Center has updated the following resources to reflect these new mandates: Training, Drilling and Exercising Toolkit and the Drill Guidance for Schools Document.

Hurricane Quick Reference Guide for School Administrators

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School districts in the Texas coastal region benefit from year-round planning for hurricanes due to the enormous potential for impact to their operations. A crucial step in this planning process is making sure the district multi-hazard emergency operations plan is up to date and addresses all five phases of Emergency Management: Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. The Texas School Safety Center has prepared a Hurricane Quick Reference Guide for School Administrators to assist in their planning efforts.

Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) for Schools

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In Texas, school districts are required to have a district multi-hazard emergency operations plan (EOP). A vital part of a comprehensive EOP is a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which is a guidance document on how to continue operations under adverse conditions. The current COVID-19 outbreak has made updating or implementing a district COOP extremely important. To support these efforts we have updated the COOP template.
Download the COOP Template