Welcome to the Region 10 School Safety and Security Homepage!
Purpose and Information
The School Safety and Security team at the Region 10 Education Service Center provides Superintendents, campus administrators, campus staff, and district law enforcement with relevant training, guidance, information and resources to improve all aspects of school safety and security.
Also, presented by the TxSSC, this is a separate course from Threat Assessments. Digital Threat Assessment was developed through the need to keep pace with the ever-evolving technology challenges that face our students currently. Successful violence threat risk assessment can only occur if we have a solid understanding of all data needed to appropriately assess an individuals’ potential for violence. An overall assessment of risk cannot be determined without looking at social media and online activity. It is imperative to understand the tools and methods available to identify online threat related behavior.
Learning Outcomes: Digital footprint’s role in risk assessment for violence potential, Use of social media for public safety and emergency management, Capturing and documenting open source social media for data collection and information gathering purposes, Procedural recommendations for law enforcement and school administration, An understanding of current social media platforms and associated risks.
For more information and/or to register for training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center-Digital Threat Assessment
The board of trustees of each school district is required to establish a threat assessment team to serve at each campus of the district. The Board must also adopt policies and procedures for the teams that are consistent with the model policies and procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC). In addition, each team is required to complete training provided by the TxSSC or a Regional Education Service Center.
Participants will learn the steps in developing a threat assessment team including staff members who make up an effective team. This workshop is designed to give the coordinator of the threat assessment team the tools to return to campus and start setting up a team or work with the current team more effectively.
The target audience includes school administrators, school resource officers, school safety director. No more than two participants per campus.
For more information and/or to register for training, please click the following link: TxSSC School Threat Assessment Training
Texas Education Code (TEC) 37.108 requires districts develop and implement a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The district multi-hazard EOP provides a framework that outlines the district’s response to managing an incident. The EOP addresses prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Region 10 hosts training provided by The Texas School Safety Center
Participants in this workshop will review the planning process, discuss the development of the planning team and identifying specific roles, discuss threat and hazard analysis, as well as actually writing some sections of the EOP.
The target audience includes safety directors/managers, administrators, school resource officers, and members of a school’s safety committee.
For more information please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center EOP Development Training.
The School Safety and Security round table is an informal gathering, facilitated by Region 10, with an agenda of items contributed by all participants. This is a time for Safety and Security staff, SROs and administrators to discuss their situations and needs, including how Region 10 can help meet the training needs in the area of school safety.
The target audience for these round table meetings is primarily school safety and security staff, law enforcement and administration.
Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. The Standard Reunification Method fills a critical void in school safety planning: How to reunite students with their parents after a crisis. Also included in the training is a segment on Incident Command and how it relates to crisis management for educators.
This training is conducted using material designed and written by the I Love You Guys Foundation along with the Texas School Safety Center. Standardization of response to multiple hazards, including active shooter response, in important to the survival of students and staff on school campuses. Participants will learn about recommended practices including lockout, lockdown, evacuate, shelter, hold, and reunify.
The target audience is members of the school safety team, including but not limited to administrators, teachers, SROs, nurses, counselors, local law enforcement assisting with school safety, and transportation directors.
For more information and/or to register for an upcoming training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training provides participants tools on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
The target audience includes school resource officers, teachers, nurses, and counselors
Texas Education Code 37.108:
Sec. 37.108(b) At least once every three years, each school district or public junior college district shall conduct a safety and security audit of the district’s facilities. To the extent possible, a district shall follow safety and security audit procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center or a person included in the registry established by the Texas School Safety Center under Section 37.2091.
To support districts in meeting the safety and security audit requirements of Texas Education Code 37.108, the TxSSC has developed a one-day training that reviews and demonstrates safety and security audit procedures. New legislative mandates will be covered and addressed in this training. Participants will have an opportunity, in table-group audit teams, to identify safety and security issues of Texas schools and practice the processes of conducting a school safety and security audit.
For more information and/or to register for a training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center Audit Training
The Texas School Safety Center School-Based Law Enforcement (SBLE)training division will host 40, TCOLE #4064, 20-hour, two-day trainings to help school districts comply with legislative changes requiring districts employing a peace/resource officer to create a policy requiring officers to complete education and training before or within 180 days of placement (the 30,000-enrollment minimum no longer applies).
Topics will include child and adolescent development and psychology; positive behavioral interventions and supports; conflict resolution and restorative justice techniques; de-escalation techniques and techniques for limiting the use of force, including limiting the use of physical, mechanical, and chemical restraints; the mental and behavioral health needs of children with disabilities or special needs; and mental health crisis intervention.
For more information or to register for an upcoming TCOLE training, please click the following link: Texas School Safety Center TCOLE
Region 10 ESC's Safety 1st Conference: Making Schools Safe
Date Coming Soon Time 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Where
Region 10 Abrams Building
904 Abrams Rd.
This annual conference allows us to come together to address Governor Greg Abbott’s School Safety Plan. This conference will assist school leaders and staff in developing solutions with regard to threat assessment tools, mental health intervention, school marshals, coordinating with law enforcement agencies, and funding for local education agencies. Participants will also have opportunities to engage with subject specialists on topics such as facility construction and renovation for school safety, communication surrounding school safety, legal considerations when setting school safety policies and reacting to a crisis as well as tools to assist in planning for safer schools.
To view more information about last year's 2019 event, please click the following link:
School Safety Resources
- Governor Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan – May 2018
- Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)
- TxSSC School Safety and Security Audit Toolkit
- TxSSC High Quality Multi Hazard Emergency Operations Plan Toolkit
- TxSSC Behavioral Threat Assessment Toolkit
- TxSSC Safety and Security Agreements Toolkit
- TxSSC K-12 Standard Response Protocol Toolkit
- TxSSC K-12 Standard Reunification Method Toolkit
- TxSSC Training, Drilling and Exercising Toolkit
- Texas Education Agency (TEA) School Safety Page
- Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) School Safety Page
- TASB School Law
- Texas Statues
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Texas Office of the Attorney General
- Texas Division of Emergency Management
- Chapter 37 School Discipline
- The "I Love You Guys" Foundation
- National School Safety Center
- National Threat Assessment Center