School Safety and Security Audit Toolkit

1.0 School Safety and Security Audit Guide

School safety is the responsibility of everyone: administrators, staff, teachers, students, parents, and the community. A safety and security audit provides an overview of facility safety and security by identifying areas that need improvement and those that are commendable. This proactive process ensures students are achieving their ultimate learning potential in a safe and secure environment.

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) developed this School Safety and Security Audit Guide to assist schools and districts in conducting safety and security audits of their safety and security processes and facilities as required by Texas Education Code (TEC) 37.108(b). Specifically, the TxSSC designed the School Safety and Security Audit Guide to assist audit teams while conducting a comprehensive review of school and district facilities and operations. The guide provides information and task specific job aids for constructing a district or school audit team or teams, conducting safety and security audits, producing a written report, protecting sensitive audit information, and reporting results as required by current Texas statute.