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Charter District Audit Reporting Cycle

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The 2019-2022 open enrollment charter district audit cycle ends on August 31, 2022. The online reporting system (CARtool) used to submit your audit data to the Texas School Safety Center will open on April 15, 2022 and must be completed by September 15, 2022. Only district Superintendents and/or Superintendent designees will receive login information for the CARtool. Click here for more information.

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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