School Safety Standards Cost Estimates Collection

Date:  December 8, 2022
Subject: School Safety Standards Cost Estimates Collection
Category: School Safety and Security
Next Steps:  Complete the Cost Estimates Collection Survey



Preventing school violence requires addressing the factors that put people at risk for or that protect them from violence. In an effort to support local safety efforts, on November 3, 2022, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 61, School Districts, Subchapter CC, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning School Facilities, §61.1031, School Safety Requirements to provide a minimum standard for educational facilities for the state of Texas. 

School Safety Standards Implementation Costs Survey 

With the release of the proposed School Safety Standards, TEA has designed a School Safety Standards Cost Estimates Collection Survey to ensure TEA has a complete understanding of the financial impact of the implementation of the rule. All school systems that need to upgrade facilities to meet the School Safety Standards are highly encouraged to complete the survey.  

School systems should include work already done to implement the rule dating back to June 1, 2022. School systems should complete all survey fields with as much as accuracy as possible and should include and indicate in each section actual money spent or contract bid amounts received where applicable. 

School systems should complete the survey no later than February 10, 2023.

Schools systems can download a PDF preview of the survey prior to completing the Qualtrics survey.

Available Technical Assistance

To support districts in understanding the requirements and estimating the cost of each individual component for each campus, and ultimately the district, TEA has created the following optional tools.  

To help LEAs better understand how both of these tools can be used, TEA is hosting a School Safety Standards Cost Estimation Webinar on Friday, December 16 at 12:00 noon. Register for the School Safety Standards Cost Estimation webinar here

Additional Supports and Questions 

For more information please visit Superintendent Supports: Safe Schools or email us at