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.

TASB resources

Other resources

  • The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) provides resources and tools related to a variety of topics, including digital safety, school violence, emergency management, and preparedness drills.
  • The TxSSC Texas Unified School Safety and Security Standards website provides criteria to aid districts developing an emergency management program.
  • The TxSSC K-12 School Safety and Security Audit Toolkit provides districts tools that can be used to conduct the statutory safety and security audit as well as related training and reporting information.
  • The Texas Emergency Management Preparedness website provides information about the state's emergency management program, such as plans for emergency preparedness and response and training opportunities.
  • The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) A Guide to Safe Schools website includes links to to safe schools resources.
  • The U.S. DOE Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center website provides districts several emergency management resources.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos in Schools website includes information on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and related publications published in both English and Spanish.
  • The University Interscholastic League (UIL) Automated External Defibrillator Information website provides information about the statutory automated external defibrillator (AED) requirements for UIL member campuses, AED protocols and guidance, and answers to frequently asked questions.