2020 - 2023 District Audit Report (DAR)


The purpose of the DAR is to provide key results of the safety and security audits completed by Texas independent school districts. The Texas Education Code (TEC) requires districts to complete safety and security audits of their facilities once every three years, in accordance with procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) or a person included in the registry established by the TxSSC (TEC ยง37.108(b)). The report includes recommendations to further help school districts pursue enhancing their safety and security posture. Download the Report.

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Sheriff School Safety Meeting Search


In accordance with Local Government Code, Chapter 85.024, the sheriff of a Texas county with a total population of less than 350,000 in which a public school is located shall call and conduct semiannual school safety meetings. The sheriff is required to submit a report to the Texas School Safety Center identifying the attendees of the meeting and the topics discussed. The Texas School Safety Center maintains the meeting reports, which can be accessed at the Sheriff School Safety Meeting Search webpage.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Information


On Monday, April 8, 2024, parts of Texas will experience four and a half minutes of total darkness during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. More than one million people are estimated to visit Texas to view this rare, natural phenomenon. The TxSSC has created a situational awareness brief to help districts prepare for this event, ensure you are well informed, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of remaining open that day. Download the Brief.

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