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TSBVI shall adopt and implement a multi-hazard emergency operations plan for use in the School facilities.  The plan must address mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as defined by the Commissioner in conjunction with the governor’s office of homeland security.  The plan must provide for:

  1. TSBVI employee training in responding to an emergency;
  2. Mandatory school drills and exercises to prepare TSBVI students and employees for responding to an emergency;
  3. Measures to ensure coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and local emergency management agencies, law enforcement, health departments, and fire departments in the event of an emergency; and
  4. The implementation of a required safety and security audit.

Education Code 37.108(a)


A document relating to a school multi-hazard emergency operations plan is subject to disclosure under Government Code Chapter 552 if the document enables a person to:

  1. Verify that TSBVI has established a plan and determine the agencies involved in the development of the plan and the agencies coordinating with TSBVI to respond to an emergency, including TDSHS, local emergency services agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments;
  2. Verify that TSBVI’s plan was reviewed within the last 12 months and determine the specific review dates;
  3. Verify that the plan addresses the four phases of emergency management listed at EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN;
  4. Verify that TSBVI employees have been trained to respond to an emergency and determine the types of training, the number of employees trained, and the person conducting the training;
  5. Verify that TSBVI has conducted mandatory emergency drills and exercises in accordance with the plan and determine the frequency of the drills;
  6. Verify that TSBVI has established a plan for responding to a train derailment if required
  7. Verify that TSBVI has completed a safety and security audit and determine the date the audit was conducted, the person conducting the audit, and the date TSBVI presented the results of the audit to the board;
  8. Verify that TSBVI has addressed any recommendations by the board for improvement of the plan and determine the School’s progress within the last 12 months; and
  9.  Verify that TSBVI has established a visitor policy and identify the provisions governing access to School buildings or other TSBVI property.

Education Code 37.108(a), (c-2)–(d)

[See GRC for emergency management training requirements and response to requests from other governmental entities for mutual aid]

Adopted:          3/7/80
Amended:        3/12/82, 11/17/95, 11/18/05, 1/23/09, 6/4/14, 4/6/18
Review:            11/6/98, 3/21/03