Required School Safety Training for School District Trustees Now Available on TEA Learn

Date:  July 21, 2022
Subject: Required School Safety Training for School District Trustees Available on TEA Learn
Category: Governance
Next Steps:  Share with the board of trustees


House Bill 690, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, added Texas Education Code, §11.159(b-1), requiring the State Board of Education (SBOE) to coordinate with the Texas School Safety Center to develop training on school safety for school board trustees. In November 2021, the SBOE adopted the new school safety training. The training was first made available on TEA Learn in February 2022. 

Trustees must meet the school safety training requirement by taking the SBOE-approved training every two years. Newly elected trustees who did not complete the training prior to their election have 120 days from the date of their election or appointment to complete the training. Current trustees who have not yet completed the training have until September 30, 2022, to complete the training. 

The new online school safety training is available on TEA Learn at this link: SBOE School Safety Training

Trustees who complete the training receive a certificate of completion from TEA Learn. School districts must maintain verification of completion of the school safety training for each of their trustees. 

For TEA Learn technical support, please use this link: TEA Learn Technical Support

If you have questions related to this correspondence, please contact a member of the TEA governance team at (512) 936-1533 or via e-mail at