School Safety Update
REMINDER – Upcoming Deadline: Gun-Free Schools (GFS) Reports
The due date for the district and campus GFS reports is June 29, 2021.
The Gun-Free Schools (GFS) Report for 2020-2021 is now available under the Compliance Reports tab on eGrants.
Submission of the Gun-Free Schools Report is required of all LEAs that request any federal funds in 2021-2022 for any of the programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This includes any program in the ESSA Consolidated, School Improvement, and Rural and Low-Income Schools grant applications. If an LEA does not submit its Gun-Free Schools Reports, TEA cannot issue NOGAs for the LEA’s federal grants.
Safe and Supportive Schools Program (SSSP) Surveys
Districts should collect and maintain SSSP team information and data for the 2020-2021 school year for activities that occurred from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.
TEA will send a Qualtrics survey requesting information to Superintendents in November 2021.
Roadmap to Implementing the Safe and Supportive Schools Program
Monday, July 12th, 11am-1pm
1905 Leary Lane
Two day event
07/12/21 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
07/13/21 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This workshop is designed to provide districts and campuses with an understanding of the Safe and Supportive Schools Program (SSSP) that is required by SB11. Processes, tools and strategies necessary to plan and begin implementation of an SSSP will be reviewed. Register here.
AS+K About Suicide to Save a Life-Gatekeeper Training
Thursday, July 15th, 9am-3pm
1905 Leary Lane
Averting Targeted School Violence
FY 2021 Preventing School Violence: STOP School Violence Program Grant
Grants.gov Deadline: August 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
Application JustGrants Deadline: August 16, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding under the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program.
The STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve K-12 school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence and ensure a positive school climate.
For detailed information and to apply for this grant, please click here.
Mitigating the Threat of School Violence after COVID-19
Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on Thursday, June 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT for an informational webinar about mitigating the threat of school violence as the U.S. “returns to normal” from the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
- When: Thursday, June 24th, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Who: K-12 School Superintendents and Principals; School and District Administrators; Teachers and School Staff; School Resource Officers and Local Law Enforcement
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
REMS is providing several free virtual trainings and resources, covering a wide range of topics.
Modalities include the following (links are clickable):
- Online Courses — self-paced virtual trainings that generate certificates upon completion;
- Virtual Trainings by Request — interactive and dynamic virtual trainings delivered to your education agency by REMS TA Center’s trainers, available by request; and
- Specialized Training Packages (K-12 only) — materials for school safety teams or school safety leaders to use to learn on their own or deliver trainings to colleagues and their sites.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Title IV, Part A School Safety and Mental Health State Initiative FAQ
- Behavioral Threat Assessment
- Commissioner’s Rules
- District Audit Report (DAR)
- District/Campus Improvement Plan Update
- Drill Guidance
- Emergency Operation Plans (EOP)
- Human Trafficking
- Mandatory Trainings
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Suicide Prevention/Intervention/Postvention
- Trauma Informed Care (Trust Based Relational Intervention)
- Psychological First Aid
- YMHFA - (Youth Mental Health First Aid)
- MTSS (Multi-tiered Systems of Support)
- Safe and Supportive School Program Team (SSSP)
- Safety and Security Committee
- SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
- Student Safety and Mental Training & Curriculum
- The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling
- Title IV Grant Management