Staying Safe: School Safety Response Training

In-Person Training

The Texas School Safety Center is proud to offer a new curriculum developed in partnership with Safe and Sound Schools and Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) that teaches students and staff their very own age and ability options to school safety during an active event. Based upon Safe and Sound Schools' curriculum and ALERRT's Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), this curriculum will be offered as a six-hour train-the-trainer session for all regional Education Service Centers (ESC). Due to the sensitive nature of the training, the district’s School Safety and Security Committee will need to approve district staff attending the training.

When possible, we encourage a multidisciplinary team from the school district to attend this training. This is not a requirement to attend, only encouraged when possible. All individuals must receive permission form their district’s School Safety and Security Committee to attend.

Dr. Celina Bley from the Texas School Safety Center held an information session on September 29, 2023, with Michele Gay and Jason Cornwell from Safe and Sound Schools to discuss the Staying Safe: School Safety Response Training. Training requirements, curriculum, and more were discussed during this information session. If you are interested in learning more about this training, we encourage you to watch the information session recording or exploring our FAQ below.

Recorded Information Session
Frequently Asked Questions

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Please Note: This training is open to public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, junior colleges, school-based law enforcement, and state agencies that support Texas schools. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this training.

You must attend entire training to be eligible to receive 6 hours Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Credit. If a portion of the class is missed, then the entire training must be made up at a later date. Please email if you would like to reschedule.

Special Accommodations: Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to no later than two weeks prior to the training.

Dates will be available September 2024

Additional regional trainings will be advertised quarterly. This curriculum will be offered for all regional Education Service Centers (ESC).

District staff who have permission from their district’s School Safety and Security Committee to attend this training have the ability to attend at any location.

For more information about the Staying Safe: School Safety Response Training, please contact