The Texas Education Agency provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters. These resources include state waiver applications and information for students displaced by disaster.
Frequently Asked Questions
A web page called Dealing With Disaster: Frequently Asked Questions provides information about education services available to students who are displaced by a disaster.
Other agencies also provide additional services or information to Texans to help them prepare for or deal with disasters.
Texas School Safety Center
The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University serves as a central location for school safety information and provides schools with research, training, and technical assistance to reduce youth violence and promote safety in Texas.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response
This website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
Information for School Districts on the Zika Virus
Information on how Texas schools can assist in preventing the transmission of the Zika virus.
Zika Superintendent School Letter May 24, 2017 (PDF 227KB)
Zika Fact Sheet General (English) (PDF 650KB)
Zika Push Card General (English) (PDF 324 KB)
Zika Push Card Pregnant Women (English) (PDF 357KB)
Emergency Alert System
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system through which the President of the United States can address the public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to a specific area.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA is the agency of the federal government tasked with disaster preparation and mitigation, survivor assistance, and response and recovery.
Texas Homeland Security
The state's official homeland security website provides information about emergencies in Texas.
US Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security website provides information on various national security areas, law enforcement issues, civil rights and civil liberties, citizenship and immigration, and disasters.
NOAA Weather Radio
A list of all NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) stations in Texas is provided here. The NWR is a nationwide network of radio stations that broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools
A U.S. Department of Education (USDE) website provides information to help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.
This FEMA-sponsored website features emergency preparedness resources, including special information for pet owners, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Ready.gov also provides increased state and local information; you can learn about the types of emergencies most likely to occur in your area and the plans that have been established to deal with these emergencies.