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Take Advantage of These School Security Resources

June 07, 2022 Risk Solutions Staff

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In the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, school districts are exploring opportunities to strengthen their security programs. The Fund is here to support you with information, resources, and guidance.

4 requirements you need to know about

Gears that read compliance, regulations, policiesYour security program has to account for regulatory mandates. Recent announcements regarding school safety measures have centered on these requirements:

  1. Develop and maintain an emergency operations plan and annexes that support the five  phases of emergency management and outline the district's intended response to threats and hazards
  2. Establish a safety and security committee based on Texas School Safety Center guidelines
  3. Conduct emergency and safety drills every semester
  4. Provide access to Safe and Supportive School Teams to conduct behavioral threat assessments and deliver support to campuses

School security resources

Credible organizations, including the Texas School Safety Center (TXSSC), the Fund, and TASB offer resources and services that help schools comply with security requirements and foster safe working and learning environments.

Fund member-exclusive resources are available to Auto, Liability, Property, and Workers' Compensation program participants.

Emergency operations plans

Safety and security committees

Drills and exercises

Threat assessment teams

What about intruder detection audits?

The governor directed the TXSSC to conduct random, unannounced intruder detection audits at districts across the state. The goal is to identify weaknesses and discover how quickly TXSSC staff can access facilities without being stopped.

Train your first responders

The governor also directed Texas State University to offer Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) to districts across the state. ALERRT training is provided by veteran first responders with proven experience in active attack response.

Reach out to us

We invite Fund members who want more support to explore our services and contact TASB Emergency Management and School Security Consultant Melanie Moss.

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