Welcome to the School Safety Law Toolkit. The Texas Legislature has enacted laws addressing requirements relating to school safety and security. School staff, community partners, and parents should be aware of these mandates to establish effective school safety practices in their respective districts.
Please Note: We are not attorneys, and we are not providing legal guidance. To ensure that state compliance is met, please reference the actual bill, enacted laws, and your district’s legal counsel.
Additional resources can be found here:
Texas Legislature Online Bill Lookup:
This allows you to search by bill number. Be sure to choose the 87th Legislature (regular session or special session), as bill numbers are reused over the years. After you click “go” (after choosing the bill number and legislative session), click the “text” tab at the top, and then choose your desired format (PDF, website, or word document) next to “Enrolled” under the “Bill” column.
Texas Association of School Board Legislative Summary for TASB Members 2021 Regular Session of the 87th Texas Legislature
Texas Association of School Administrators 87th Legislative Session Final Bill Report 2021
Texas Association of School Administrators 87th Texas Legislature Special Sessions Final Bill Report 2021
Thank you for all you do to make our Texas schools as safe, secure, and healthy as possible. As the Texas School Safety Center, our mission is to help you accomplish this important responsibility. Please take advantage of our free resources and trainings and reach out to us if you have any questions concerning how to create and maintain a safe, secure, and healthy school environment.