School Safety Publications

School Safety and Emergency Resource Manual

Developed as a tool to assist districts in preventing, preparing for, and managing a school crisis, the School Safety and Emergency Resource Manual includes an eight-step process to manage a crisis. It also includes a list of responsibilities for staff, students, and parents, training information, and recommended steps for addressing 16 types of campus crises. The accompanying appendix includes sample forms and guidelines and information on crisis related issues such as violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and safety tips for art, transportation and science.

Availability: Available to members of the TASB Risk Management Fund who have workers' compensation and property and liability (auto and/or property) coverage. Contact the Fund Member Services Division for more information.

Loss Control Manual

The TASB Risk Management Fund Loss Control Manual contains information on a wide variety of school and employee safety issues, including chapters on aggressive behavior management and campus safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, and health and medical response.
 
Availability: The manual is provided to all members of the TASB Risk Management Fund who receive workers' compensation coverage. Contact the Fund Member Services Division for more information.

Loss Prevention Safety Kit

The Loss Prevention Safety Kit is a resource tool to help schools communicate the importance of safety to employees. Covering a different topic each month, the kit contains a copy-ready newsletter, payroll stuffer, posters, and outline for conducting a safety meeting. Monthly topics include aggressive behavior, bloodborne pathogens, defensive driving, fire safety, and more.
 
Availability: Available in both English and Spanish to members of the TASB Risk Management Fund who receive workers' compensation coverage. Contact the Fund Member Services Division for more information.

Model Student Code of Conduct

First issued in 1995 in response to a new legislative requirement that school districts develop, with community input, student codes of conduct reflecting Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code, this model has been revised and reissued after each subsequent legislative session. The model correlates behaviors with disciplinary consequences and highlights the limited array of choices that districts have in implementing Chapter 37.

Availability: Available to all TASB Policy Service members as part of their annual membership fee.

Model Student Handbook

First issued in 1985, the model has become the basis for student handbooks throughout Texas. Its contents speak to a wide range of student and parent information needs—ranging from paging devices to class honors.

Availability: Available to all TASB Policy Service members as part of their annual membership fee.

Regulations Resource Manual

The manual provides hundreds of modeled administrative procedures and forms, including those associated with school security, student discipline, and emergency medical treatment.

Availability: Available to TASB Policy Service members for an additional fee.