February School Safety Update


In an effort to assist school districts in implementing safety initiatives more effectively, Region 3 will provide relevant school safety guidance, resources, training opportunities, professional development, technical assistance and TEA updates.


2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant

2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant

The grant will allow spending on a variety of security-related items identified by the needs of each LEA. The grant will allow for various costs associated with school safety and security; however, the grant will come with a requirement that money must first be spent on items necessary to comply with the school safety standard rule. You can view the rule here.

Due February 17, 2023.

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School Safety Allotment Survey

FY 2022 school safety allotment data will be collected by mandatory survey beginning on Thursday, January 5, 2023, and concluding Wednesday, February 8, 2023. To successfully complete the survey, LEAs should review the survey preview and gather and collect information related to all expenditures from their school safety allotment for the 2022 fiscal year.

LEAs should complete the FY 2022 School Safety Allotment Survey by 11:59 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant Programmatic Report

LEAs who received grant funding through the 2019-2021 School Safety and Security grant program are required to complete a programmatic report on expended grant funds and campuses served.

How do I access the report?

To complete the 2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant LEAs will follow this link to a SmartSheet form that contains additional instructions on how to report expenditures in appropriate activities.


  • 12/14/2022: TEA releases 2019-2021 School Safety and Security Grant programmatic report via Smartsheet.
  • 02/10/2023 at 5:00pm CST: Report closes for LEA submission, TEA staff will reach out to LEAs who did not submit to retrieve the data.

Contact Information
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School Safety Standards Cost Estimate Survey

TEA has designed a School Safety Standards Cost Estimates Collection Survey to ensure TEA has a complete understanding of the financial impact of the implementation of the proposed School Safety Standards rule. School systems should include work already done to implement the rule dating back to June 1, 2022.

To support districts in understanding the requirements and estimating the cost of each individual component for each campus, and ultimately the district, TEA has created the following optional tools.

School systems should complete the survey no later than February 10, 2023.

Emergency Planning Resources

The REMS TA Center is ready to support education agencies in preventing, protecting their communities from, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from these threats and hazards. Resources and training from the REMS TA Center to help you prepare for cyberattacks, pandemics, and flooding are listed below:

Emergency Exercises Training Package with resource lists, tabletop exercises, and fact sheets for preparing for threats and hazards.

Presenters discussed the role that transportation directors play in implementing the National Preparedness System mission areas before, during, and after a potential emergency. Additionally, presenters reiterated that transportation directors serve as key stewards in the efforts around evacuation, planning for all settings and all times, continuity of operations, and overall plan development. You can view the webinar here.

Episode 4: Developing a Multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan

In this Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Ty Morrow, Director of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, in Brazosport ISD to discuss the high level of collaboration needed to develop a multi-hazard emergency operations plan for your district

General School Safety Resources/Webinars

Project iGuardian

Department of Homeland Security

Project iGuardian is focused on keeping children and teens safe from online predators through education and awareness. The project is an outreach effort to share information about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online, and how to report abuse and suspicious activity.

Child Trafficking in Your Texas Community

In this Learning Lab episode, host Celina Bley sits down with Debbie Solcher from Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas and Janet Kasper from the Office of the Texas Governor's Child Sex Trafficking Team to discuss child trafficking.

The trio cover the types and warning signs of child trafficking, who is at risk for being trafficked, prevention efforts for parents and schools, and resources aimed at preventing trafficking and supporting those who are being trafficked

Moving Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) Forward: Implementing Best Practices and Overcoming Barriers Webinar

Join the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center on 2/28 to learn about the most pressing operational challenges associated with developing, implementing, and maintaining an evidence-based program within K-12 schools. Participants will also hear from a panel of experts on their firsthand experience in building BTA programs.

Register now

SAVE: Consent and Coercion

To properly define consent in relationships, it is important to define coercion as well. Abusers use a variety of coercive tactics to trap and trick their significant others. Please join Programs Coordinator, Joshua Webb, during this much needed conversation.

Register here
Learning Without Violence: A School Violence Prevention Virtual Summit

Join the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center on 2/15 for a unique event for researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and students. Participants will explore school violence prevention strategies and how to disseminate research and facilitate new collaborations. Register now.

Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Mental Health

In this Learning Lab episode, host Stephanie Peterson sits down with Maurine Molak, co-founder of David's Legacy Foundation, to discuss what bullying is and the profound negative impact it has on youth mental health when left unaddressed.

Tips for Teachers on Cyberbullying

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice

This webpage provides information for teachers, school personnel, and staff to identify warning signs a child is being cyberbullied or is cyberbullying, as well as strategies to prevent and address it.

Deadline to Register is March 2, 2023

When: March 9, 2023 (8:30AM -$3:30PM)

Where: University of Houston Victoria Multi-purpose room located at 3006 N. Ben Wilson

Register here.

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Trusted School Safety Alert Solution

Mutualink is the world leader in critical response collaboration, and only communications solution provider delivering on-demand unified voice, video, and data collaboration, automating emergency communications and accelerating response.

Our proven and secure solution enables you to:

  • Bridge school radios, phones, and mobile devices with emergency dispatch and responders.
  • Allow police and security radios to communicate using the ISSI and our system, including using features such as push to talk, MCPTT and OTT PTT.
  • Integrate any hardware-based or software-based panic alarm button or alerting device/tool.
  • Provide critical panic alert details, such as location of the emergency and key facility data.

With the push of a button, a Mutualink incident is created which allows first responders to start sharing radio, video, telephone and cellular communications.

Title IV Part A Special Data Collection Due March 17, 2023