School Safety Update and Training
Title IV, Part A
LOCAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
MTSS & School Counseling Tier 1: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools and Classrooms March 24, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anxiety Management for Educators
Wednesday, March 24th, 3:45pm
This is an online event.
Legal Issues in Bullying, Cyber-Bullying, and Disability Harassment with Jose Martin
There is widespread consensus among the educational community that bullying at school is a problem that requires active steps on the part of the school to prevent and address. This session reviews the issue from a legal perspective, starting with a review of Texas laws on bullying, including the legal definition, remedies, and potential campus transfers of bullies. Next, the session addresses the modern trend of cyber-bullying through communication technology and social media platforms, including David’s Law and the complicated intersection of Free Speech considerations and disciplinary actions against students that engage in cyber-bullying of other students. Lastly, the session addresses harassment and bullying of students with disabilities, which implicates the potential for money damages actions against schools, including the perspective of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), proper policies on reporting and investigating harassment, the role of ARD committees and Section 504 teams, FAPE actions based on harassment, proper responses to reports of harassment, the deliberate indifference test for money damages claims in federal courts, and a review of current case law on the topic.
Please feel free to register. You will receive a reminder email one week before the session.
FY21 (2021-2022) REAP Eligibility Spreadsheet
USDE sent out a letter to LEAs regarding the REAP eligibility spreadsheet. If contact information needs to be corrected, please send an email to ESSASupport@tea.texas.gov.
CARES PNP FAQ Document Posted
TEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date CARES ACT Equitable Services FAQ document.
CARES Act Funding and COVID Expense Reimbursement FAQ Document Update Posted
TEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date CARES Act Funding and COVID Expense Reimbursement FAQ document.
COVID-19 FAQ Document Posted
TEA’s COVID-19 Support: District Waivers, Finance & Grants page has the most up-to-date Federal Funding and Grants FAQ document.
Title I, Part A
Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs Division for a Zoom Webinar on Thursday, February 4th, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. School, LEA, and ESC Staff should attend. Click here to Register via Zoom.
Parent and Family Engagement ESC 16
S’more Link: https://www.smore.com/8whcp
Training Opportunities Statewide
Standard Response Protocol and Standard Reunification Method TOT:
The Texas School Safety Center, in collaboration with the I Love U Guys Foundation, is hosting no-cost Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method (SRP/SRM) Train-the-Trainer Virtual Training. April and May dates available.
Behavioral Threat Assessment Training:
TxSSC has threat assessment training opportunities available for March, April, and May. Visit TxSSC's website here to get registered!
- Advanced School Behavior Threat Assessment and the Advanced Digital Threat Assessment training is scheduled at ESC 19 on September 9-10, 2021.
National Center for School Safety - Training Opportunities
Say What! Action Summits in March
Sesame Street in Communities
New Toolkit: COVID-19 and Mental Health Considerations Amid Reintegration to School
The Texas School Safety Center has developed a new toolkit to address mental health considerations for supporting students, staff, and parents in the transition back to school.
These mental health considerations are divided into eight topics:
- Impact of Stress and Trauma
- Re-engaging Disconnected Students
- Abuse, Neglect, and Domestic Violence
- Bullying in the Classroom
- Child and Mental Health Awareness
- Non-Suicidal Self Injury
- Substance Use
- Developing Resiliency
Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Resources
TEA Websites and Guidance
School Safety and Mental Health
- Suicide Prevention
- Early Mental Health Intervention
- Mental Health Promotion
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Trauma-Informed & Grief Informed Practices
- Social/Emotional Skills
- Positive Behavior Interventions
- Child Abuse Prevention
- School Safety
- Mental Health and Behavioral Health
- Safe and Supportive School Climate
- Counseling and Mental Health Services of the Coordinated School Health Model
- Health, Safety, & Discipline
- Parenting Tips
TEA TIV, Part A: School Safety State Initiative
TEA Title IV, Part A: Student Support & Academic Enrichment
USDE T4PA Center