School Safety Resource

Educators across our state are committed to the safety of every student in the classroom and on their campuses. The Texas Education Agency shares that commitment and provides this listing of resources in support for achieving that goal.

Governor’s School and
Firearm Safety Action Plan

TEA Correspondence to
School Districts and Charters 

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.

Training Opportunities

Additional Resources

Infectious Diseases

Information for School Districts on the Zika Virus
Information on how Texas schools can assist in preventing the transmission of the Zika virus.

Integrated Pest Management

Title 4 Agriculture, Part 1 Texas Department of Agriculture, Chapter 7 Pesticides, Subchapter H Structural Pest Control Service, Division 7 Integrated Pest Management Program for School Districts

TAC 7.114 Definition of Terms
TAC 7.201 Responsibility of School Districts to Adopt an IPM Program
TAC 7.202 Responsibilities of the IPM Coordinator
TAC 7.203 Responsibilities of Certified Applicators and Licensed Technicians
TAC 7.204 Pesticide Use in School Districts
TAC 7.205 Incidental Use for Schools

Mental Health

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a free, evidence-based training available to all educators. MHFA is an 8-hour instructor led course, which teaches the general public about the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders.

    MHFA is free to teachers and any school district employee. Education Service Centers (ESCs) and Independent School Districts (ISDs) can contact the local mental health authority (LMHA) or local behavioral health authority (LBHA) in their areas and begin the process of scheduling training during June, July, and August 2018, and continue their efforts to train throughout Fiscal Year 2019. There is an MHFA coordinator at each LMHA/LBHA who can help schedule a training class.

    To identify the LMHA/LBHA in your area, please visit:

    Access information for the LMHA/LBHA through the online search tool:
    To download a copy of the crosswalk of Texas LMHA’s/LBHA and LEA, including the designated Mental Health First Aid Coordinator: Crosswalk of LMHA and TEA (PDF)

    Weather and Disaster Information

    The Texas Education Agency provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters.