Superintendent Support: School Safety

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Welcome to the superintendent support page for School Safety. Simply click on a category link below to be taken directly to those resources.



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 Safety Correspondence

Governor’s Office News Releases

Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Phelan, Senate Finance, House Appropriations Committee Chairs Announce Additional $874.6 Million For Public Safety Initiatives
Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senate Finance Committee Chair Joan Huffman, and House Appropriations Chair Dr. Greg Bonnen today announced the transfer of more than $874.6 million to support critical public safety and recovery initiatives, such as border security and school safety, during the current biennium.

Governor Abbott Announces New Chief Of School Safety And Security
Governor Greg Abbott announced John P. Scott as the new Chief of School Safety and Security within the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Governor Abbott Announces ALERRT Travel Assistance, Bullet-Resistant Shield Grant Program
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Governor’s Public Safety Office (PSO) is accepting applications from law enforcement agencies for Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) travel assistance and the Bullet-Resistant Shield Grant Program for fiscal year 2023.

Governor Abbott, DPS Launch iWatchTexas PSA To Promote Reporting System
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched a public service announcement to promote awareness of the iWatchTexas community reporting system as teachers, students, and school faculty across the state return to school for the new school year.

Chief of School Security
Governor Abbott Directs TEA To Create New Chief Of School Safety And Security Position

Governor Abbott Directs DPS, TEA, THECB To Expand And Accelerate Implementation Of iWatch Texas Program To Report Suspicious Activity

Safe and Secure Schools
Governor Abbott Directs TEA To Provide Strategies To Make Texas Public Schools Safer

Mental Health
Governor Abbott Directs HHSC To Ensure All Children In Uvalde Have Access To Behavioral Health Resources

School Safety Review
Governor Abbott Calls For Immediate School Safety Review Of Texas Public Schools

TEA Resources

To The Administrator Addressed (TAAs)

88th Legislative Session School Safety Guidance

School Safety Standards Rule Resources

Audit Resources

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

Cybersecurity Resources

Additional School Safety Resources