Safety and Emergency Management

Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment is fundamental for every school district. The following are resources related to school safety, including school safety committees, required safety audits, and school police officers; and emergency management, including multihazard emergency operations plans and emergency equipment and procedures.

Related policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies. Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations.  For more information on safety and emergency management, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:


CK Safety Program/Risk Management
CKA Inspections
CKB Accident Prevention and Reports
CKC Emergency Plans
CKD Emergency Medical Equipment and Procedures
CKE Security Personnel/Peace Officers
CLA Security


TASB resources

  • TASB Legal Services’ memo Considerations in Response to School Violence points to numerous resources about school safety, arming school personnel, and protest speech.
  • TASB Legal Services' memo Firearms on School District Property answers numerous questions about restrictions on possession of firearms on school property and at school activities.
  • TASB Legal Services' memo School Marshals and Other School District Personnel Carrying Firearms describes the circumstances under which a school district may authorize school personnel to carry firearms.
  • TASB Legal Services’ memo 2017 Legislation Affecting Possession of Knives includes information about the criminal and disciplinary consequences of carrying knives at school.
  • TASB Legal Services' Legal Questions about Drones at Schools offers guidance on emerging issues with respect to unmanned aircraft vehicles (drones) and Texas school districts.
  • TASB Legal Services' memo Responding to the Risk of Infectious Disease in Public Schools addresses questions regarding communications, health screening, attendance, and employment matters in times of infectious disease, like Ebola, Enterovirus, or pandemic flu.
  • TASB Legal Services' memo Hurricane Harvey and Related Legal Issues answers current questions about board meetings, budget and tax rate adoption, and procurement for repairs.
  • TASB Legal Services' Emergency Procedures for School Districts answers frequently asked questions about district operations during emergencies, including operating district facilities as emergency shelters, purchasing procedures, and payment and attendance of personnel.
  • TASB HR Services members can access the HR Library, available behind myTASB, for information on required workplace postings under the heading HR Department.
  • TASB HR Services' workplace posters are available for sale in the TASB Store.
  • For information on Internet safety, see eSource at Business – District Technology.
  • For information on planning for pandemic flu, see eSource at Students – Student Health and Welfare.
  • For information on student discipline for firearms at school, see eSource at Students – Student Conduct and Discipline.

Other resources