Texas Education Code
Sec. § 37.109
School Safety and Security Committee


(a)

In accordance with guidelines established by the Texas School Safety Center, each school district shall establish a school safety and security committee.

(a-1)

The committee, to the greatest extent practicable, must include:

(1)

one or more representatives of an office of emergency management of a county or city in which the district is located;

(2)

one or more representatives of the local police department or sheriff’s office;

(3)

one or more representatives of the district’s police department, if applicable;

(4)

the president of the district’s board of trustees;

(5)

a member of the district’s board of trustees other than the president;

(6)

the district’s superintendent;

(7)

one or more designees of the district’s superintendent, one of whom must be a classroom teacher in the district;

(8)

if the district partners with an open-enrollment charter school to provide instruction to students, a member of the open-enrollment charter school’s governing body or a designee of the governing body; and

(9)

two parents or guardians of students enrolled in the district.

(b)

The committee shall:

(1)

participate on behalf of the district in developing and implementing emergency plans consistent with the district multihazard emergency operations plan required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(a) to ensure that the plans reflect specific campus, facility, or support services needs;

(2)

periodically provide recommendations to the district’s board of trustees and district administrators regarding updating the district multihazard emergency operations plan required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(a) in accordance with best practices identified by the agency, the Texas School Safety Center, or a person included in the registry established by the Texas School Safety Center under Section 37.2091 (Registry of Persons Providing School Safety or Security Consulting Services);

(3)

provide the district with any campus, facility, or support services information required in connection with a safety and security audit required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(b), a safety and security audit report required by Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit)(c), or another report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center;

(4)

review each report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center to ensure that the report contains accurate and complete information regarding each campus, facility, or support service in accordance with criteria established by the center; and

(5)

consult with local law enforcement agencies on methods to increase law enforcement presence near district campuses.

(c)

Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the committee shall meet at least once during each academic semester and at least once during the summer. A committee established by a school district that operates schools on a year-round system or in accordance with another alternative schedule shall meet at least three times during each calendar year, with an interval of at least two months between each meeting.

(d)

The committee is subject to Chapter 551 (Open Meetings), Government Code, and may meet in executive session as provided by that chapter. Notice of a committee meeting must be posted in the same manner as notice of a meeting of the district’s board of trustees.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1280 (H.B. 1831), Sec. 6.03, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 464 (S.B. 11), Sec. 12, eff. June 6, 2019.
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