School Threat Assessment Workshop

With the passage of Senate Bill 11, Texas now joins the short list of states in our country to legislatively mandate the implementation of threat assessment teams in its public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. Threat Assessment provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs.

The board of trustees of each school district is now required to establish a threat assessment team to serve at each campus of the district. The Board must also adopt policies and procedures for the teams that are consistent with the model policies and procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC). In addition, each team is required to complete training provided by the TxSSC or a Regional Education Service Center.

We are offering Threat Assessment training to enable districts to meet this requirement. Beginning September 1, 2019, the training includes two steps*:

  1. Take the online Behavioral Threat Assessment course through the School Safety Learning Portal: This course will introduce key concepts of threat assessment and is a prerequisite for the TxSSC’s in-person School Threat Assessment Workshop.
    School Safety Learning Portal
  2. Register for and attend an in-person School Threat Assessment Workshop: After successfully completing the online course, each participant will be given a unique code that will enable them to register for the in-person course.
  3. *To register for the School Threat Assessment workshop, individuals must follow the steps noted above.

Please note: This training is open to public ISDs, open enrollment charter schools, school-based law enforcement, and any state agency that serves on an identified Threat Assessment team. Please note that in order to serve as many districts and charter schools, no more than 5 participants per district (ISD) or charter school will be able to attend the in-person workshop. Slots will be filled in the order received. Registrant must be identified as a district/charter school Threat Assessment team member.

Completion of both the online course and the in-person workshop will meet the new State requirements for threat assessment training. To learn more about the new requirements view the Threat Assessment video in the Legislative Guidance Video Series.

**Please note, a Digital Threat Assessment workshop will take place the day after. If interested in attending, you must register separately for the workshop.

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive seven hours TCOLE Credit.

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Locations/Dates:

All Threat Assessment Workshops will be held 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

October

November

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January

*Must attend entire training to be eligible to receive seven hours TCOLE Credit.

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For more information about the School Threat Assessment workshops, please contact Krista Flores at ks14@txstate.edu