Region 3 ESC
September School Safety Update
School Safety Upcoming Deadlines, Due Dates & Requirements
TxSSC Multi-hazard Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) Review (TEC 37.2071)
- The review will include the Basic Plan and the Active Threat Annex, including the Active Shooter Appendix.
- Superintendents will receive an email on September 12, 2022 requesting planning documents.
- October 12 is the deadline to upload the following: Basic Plan, Active Threat Annex, and Active Shooter Appendix
You will need to provide a record of your weekly external door sweeps.
- Bullying Standards will potentially be released in October from TEA
- Standards will include detail on requirements found in TEC 37.0832 listed below
- Campus Bully Prevention Committees
- Bully student survey required
- Required action plan based on survey results
- Age appropriate instruction to each grade level (also required in Health TEKs)
- Districts must prohibit and mediate
- TASB updates to FFI Legal will be coming.
- TIVA State Initiative Bully Prevention Webpage
- TIVA State Initiative Bully Checklist
- TxSSC Bully Resources
- David's Legacy Foundation
- TASB Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Hazing (TASB School Law eSource)
- TEA|TIVA State Initiative Human Trafficking Webinar Series
- October 14, 10:30-12 pm
- SBEC Staff Training Requirements
- School Board Training Requirements - every 2 years
- TIVA State Initiative Human Trafficking Prevention Website
- Mandatory Reporting, Training & Reminders
- TEA FAQ
- Health TEKS
- Human Trafficking in America's School guide
School Safety Resources
The Safe School team is watching the rise of vaping on school campuses and amongst youth very carefully! Every day there is a news story about the dangers of vaping. This presentation will showcase why vaping has become a cultural takeover, and how to have productive conversations about the physical and criminal dangers of vaping.
What is more popular with youth today? Marijuana products or alcohol? Please join us to learn what the research is saying as well as the trends we are seeing in schools. Substance Use Prevention is a critical school safety concern, and familiarizing yourself with current trends will aid in intervention and care.
Readiness and Emegency Management for Schools
- Emergency Operations Plan Maintenance: Reviewing, Updating, and Strengthening Plans
- Whole Community Planning: Incorporating Community Events Into Emergency Operations Plans and Coordinating With Partners
- Collaborating With K-12 Administrators: Engaging Leadership in School Emergency Operations Plans, developed in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals
- Integrating K-12 Students With Disabilities Into School Emergency Management Planning
- Rural Schools: Emergency Management Planning for All Settings
This new NIJ resource, Five Facts About Mass Shootings in K-12 Schools, details what NIJ-supported research has taught us about detecting, preventing, and responding to mass shootings in school settings. It includes five key facts and helpful resources for school communities.
Here are some NCSS trainings to help you learn more about early detection and prevention:
Suicide Prevention Month
September 16, 2022: HHSC Suicide Prevention Team – Language Matters
- 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CDT
- When discussing suicide, language matters. In this webinar, the HHSC Suicide Prevention Team will discuss ways to talk about suicide in a clear and factual manner. Participants will be given tips for safe messaging about suicide prevention.
- Register here
September 23, 2022: Lived Experience Panel – Postvention Overview and Lessons from Experience. 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. CDT
- This webinar will provide a brief overview of postvention. Following the overview, a panel of suicide loss survivors and suicide attempt survivors will share their perspectives on postvention supports and what worked best for them as they lived through their experiences with suicide.
- Register here.
Lone Star School Counselor Association 2022 Annual Conference
- November 6-8
- Frisco, Texas
- Conference Webpage.
Behavioral Threat Assessment Training
Behavioral Threat Assessment Training provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs.
Where: Region 3
When: October 19, 2022
Time: 8:30-3:30 PM
Region 3 in conjunction with TEEX will be hosting an Active Shooter Exercise Development Workshop at the University of Houston-Victoria on October 26, 2022.
October 26, 2022 / Class Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
University of Houston-Victoria
1604 East Airline (multi purpose room)
Victoria, Texas 77901
Topics will include:
- Child and Adolescent Development and Psychology
- Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Cultural Competency
- De-escalation Techniques and Techniques for Limiting the Use of Force, including the Use of Physical, Mechanical, and Chemical Restraints
- Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children with Disabilities or Special Needs
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Conflict Resolution Techniques, and Restorative Justice Techniques
- ALERRT Travel Assistance - https://egrants.gov.texas.gov/fundopp.aspx
- Bullet-Resistant Shield - https://egrants.gov.texas.gov/fundopp.aspx
- Project Prevent Grant Application | USDE program that provides grants to help school districts increase their capacity to implement community- and school-based strategies to mitigate community violence and the impacts on students. | For more information look here.