October 22, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: All-Hazard Approach to Safe and Orderly Schools Should Embrace Health and Mental Health

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) noted that mental health plays a key role in a safe and secure learning environment. 

    October 21, 2014

    SBEC to meet Oct. 23-24

    The State Board for Educator Certification will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Austin. The board's legislative committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

    October 21, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: Districts and charters reminded of state's fingerprinting requirements

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff in public schools. In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees. 

    October 20, 2014

    Safe Schools Week: Preparedness is Key

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University are working closely to ensure that students and staff enjoy the benefits of a safe and orderly learning environment and are reminding all Texans of the need to work together to keep our schools safe and secure.