Mandatory Drills for Schools
As required by Texas Education Code Section 37.114, the TEA Commissioner, in coordination with the Texas School Safety Center and State Fire Marshal, has adopted rules for mandatory school drills for public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. The Texas School Safety Center has updated the following resources to reflect these new mandates: Training, Drilling and Exercising Toolkit and the Drill Guidance for Schools Document.
School Safety and Security Committee Guidelines
Texas Education Code specifically describes who shall serve on a School Safety and Security Committee, how often they shall meet and what they are charged to implement. This committee must actively participate in developing and implementing emergency plans for campuses and other facilities. The TxSSC has developed guidelines and FAQs to assist districts with this important task. Download the Committee Guidelines
Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) for Schools
In Texas, school districts are required to have a district multi-hazard
emergency operations plan (EOP). A vital part of a comprehensive EOP is a
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which is a guidance document on how
to continue operations under adverse conditions. The current COVID-19
outbreak has made updating or implementing a district COOP extremely
important. To support these efforts we have updated the COOP template.
Download the COOP Template