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JCAR Audit Cycle 2018-2021

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The reporting period for the 2018-2021 public junior college safety and security audit cycle opens April 15, 2021. The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is posting a PDF copy of the JCAR questions for informational purposes only. The online reporting system (JCARtool) used to submit your audit data to the TxSSC will open on April 15, 2021 and must be completed by September 15, 2021.
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Mandatory Drills for Schools

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As required by TEC Sec. 37.114, the 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 TxSSC has updated the Training, Drilling and Exercising Toolkit and the Drill Guidance 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