August 22, 2019 Melanie Moss and April Mabry
A community approach to building safe and secure schools benefits principals and helps prepare for a variety of emergencies. Managing budgets, evaluating staff, and implementing academic programs are just a handful of duties competing for campus administrators’ attention. They also must carve out time for an extremely important responsibility: ensuring schools remain safe. Too often, administrators shoulder that responsibility alone, but new requirements from the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature encourages community partnerships to increase the safety of schools.
Senate Bill (SB) 11, one of the legislative session’s more comprehensive bills, is designed to improve school safety and promote mental health in schools and community colleges.
Beginning in 2019–2020, new mandates related to school security include:
State-level rules and regulations are in development and information will be provided when rules are finalized. For now, districts must start planning for implementation, and they’re encouraged to use community resources to support development of these comprehensive measures.
Read more about the new Bill and the community approach to safety and security in the full article on the HRX blog.
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