School Safety Certification Program
Update on School Safety Certification Program:
Effective September 1, 2017, the School Safety Certification Program expired in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 37.1081. The purpose of the school safety certification program was to award a school safety certificate to school districts that met criteria specified by the Texas School Safety Center. These criteria were based on the Texas Unified School Safety and Security Standards developed by the Texas School Safety Center in collaboration with stakeholders. All existing district certifications will remain valid until November 30, 2017, and a list of the districts certified through this program can be viewed by following the link below.
While this program may be ending the Texas School Safety Center will continue recognizing Texas school districts across our state who are implementing best practices in school safety. We are currently developing a new reporting process to identify districts that are going above and beyond in keeping their schools safe and healthy learning environments. In the coming months, we will be notifying districts of the new reporting process and encouraging all districts to participate.