A Parent's Guide to School Safety Toolkit

1.0 The Texas School Safety Center

Texas School Safety Center Logo with TX State University's statue of their mascot (Bobcat) in the background

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is an official university-level research center at Texas State University. The TxSSC is tasked in Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code and the Governor’s Homeland Security Strategic Plan with key school safety initiatives and mandates. Specifically, the TxSSC serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of safety and security information through research, training, and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges throughout the state of Texas. In addition, the TxSSC also builds partnerships among youth, adults, schools, law enforcement officers, and community stakeholders to reduce the impact of tobacco on all Texans through prevention, training, and enforcement initiatives.

The TxSSC is comprised of six interconnected divisions:

  • Training and Education
  • Research and Evaluation
  • School Safety Readiness
  • Tobacco Enforcement and Prevention
  • Information Technology
  • Business Operations