2018 Texas Safe Schools Week

October 21-27, 2018

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) and Texas PTA are partnering to promote the 2018 Safe Schools Week, October 21-27, 2018. The TxSSC and Texas PTA share a mutual goal of assuring all Texas schools foster a safe and secure learning environment, which is paramount to overall student achievement – both academically and socially.

“School safety is a shared responsibility that requires collaboration between school personnel, students, parents, and community stakeholders. We all must work proactively together to ensure that our schools provide a safe environment conducive to learning,“ says TxSSC Director, Kathy Martinez-Prather.

"Texas PTA is committed to advancing important priorities on school safety,” says Texas PTA President Sheri Doss. “And as a member-based association, our success rests in the partnership of parents and grandparents, teachers and administrators, and so many more. We rely upon our volunteers to help champion for Texas students, to help carry the call for safer schools throughout communities across the state.”

The TxSSC offers online resources and in-person workshops to assist schools with emergency operations plan development, training and drilling, school threat assessment and management, bullying and suicide prevention, and a variety of other school safety topics. Visit our Tools Page to access the resources and visit our Events Page to view upcoming training opportunities.

We all must work proactively together to ensure that our schools provide a safe environment conducive to learning.

Texas PTA is the largest child advocacy association in the state with over half a million members whose work is driven by the grassroots leadership of concerned parents, educators, and community members dedicated to making every child’s potential a reality. Visit txpta.org to learn about the ways you can make a difference with PTA.

Texas PTA is committed to advancing important priorities on school safety.

Both organizations will be sharing resources through their Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week. We invite school personnel and parents to join in the conversation and share practices and procedures that have proven effective in your communities.

Texas School Safety Center on Social Media

Texas PTA on Social Media

Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, administrator, counselor, first responder, mental health professional or community member, we thank you for your efforts to make Texas schools safe places to learn and work.