2024-2025 Multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Review


The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) will request multi-hazard EOP documents from all independent school districts, open-enrollment charter school districts, and junior/community colleges on Monday, September 23, 2024. This review cycle, the TxSSC will review the Basic Plan and Cybersecurity Annex. Section 1.0 of both the Basic Plan Toolkit and the Cybersecurity Toolkit includes plan templates, completion guides, and evaluation criteria (checklists) to help districts complete and update plans. Connect with your TxSSC Regional EOP Specialist for more information.

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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.

Cybersecurity Toolkit


The Cybersecurity Toolkit provides resources to assist districts when creating a Cybersecurity Annex to a multi-hazard emergency operations plan. The Cybersecurity Annex establishes the policies and procedures under which the district will operate if a cybersecurity incident impacts district operations. This toolkit includes a template and completion guide, link to an online Cybersecurity Annex Course, list of available trainings, and additional resources. Access the Cybersecurity Toolkit.

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