Texas Education Code

Sec. § 37.2071
District Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan Review and Verification


(a)

The center shall establish a random or need-based cycle for the center’s review and verification of school district and public junior college district multihazard emergency operations plans adopted under Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit). The cycle must provide for each district’s plan to be reviewed at regular intervals as determined by the center.

(b)

A school district or public junior college district shall submit its multihazard emergency operations plan to the center on request of the center and in accordance with the center’s review cycle developed under Subsection (a).

(c)

The center shall review each district’s multihazard emergency operations plan submitted under Subsection (b) and:

(1)

verify the plan meets the requirements of Section 37.108 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan; Safety and Security Audit); or

(2)

provide the district with written notice:

(A)

describing the plan’s deficiencies; and

(B)

stating that the district must correct the deficiencies in its plan and resubmit the revised plan to the center.

(d)

If a district fails to submit its multihazard emergency operations plan to the center for review, the center shall provide the district with written notice stating that the district:

(1)

has failed to submit a plan; and

(2)

must submit a plan to the center for review and verification.

(e)

The center may approve a district multihazard emergency operations plan that has deficiencies if the district submits a revised plan that the center determines will correct the deficiencies.

(f)

If three months after the date of initial notification of a plan’s deficiencies under Subsection (c)(2) or failure to submit a plan under Subsection (d) a district has not corrected the plan deficiencies or has failed to submit a plan, the center shall provide written notice to the district and agency that the district has not complied with the requirements of this section and must comply immediately.

(g)

If a school district still has not corrected the plan deficiencies or has failed to submit a plan six months after the date of initial notification under Subsection (c)(2) or (d), the center shall provide written notice to the school district stating that the district must hold a public hearing under Section 37.1081 (Public Hearing on Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan Noncompliance).

(h)

If a school district has failed to submit a plan, the notice required by Subsection (g) must state that the commissioner is authorized to appoint a conservator under Section 37.1082 (Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan Noncompliance; Appointment of Conservator or Board of Managers).

(i)

Any document or information collected, developed, or produced during the review and verification of multihazard emergency operations plans under this section is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 464 (S.B. 11), Sec. 15, eff. June 6, 2019.
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