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SAFETY AND SECURITY AUDIT

  1. TSBVI shall adopt and implement a multihazard emergency operations plan for use in the School’s facilities. The plan must address mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery as defined by the commissioner of education in conjunction with the governor’s office of homeland security
    The plan must provide for:
    1. employees training in responding to an emergency;
    2. mandatory school drills and exercises to prepare students and employees for responding to an emergency;
    3. measures to ensure coordination with the Department of State Health Services and local emergency management agencies, law enforcement, health departments, and fire departments in the event of an emergency; and
    4. the implementation of a safety and security audit as required by Subsection (2).
  2. At least once every three years, TSBVI shall conduct a safety and security audit of the School’s facilities. To the extent possible, TSBVI shall follow safety and security audit procedures developed the Texas School Safety Center or a comparable public or private entity.
  3. TSBVI shall report the results of the safety and security audit conducted under Subsection (2) to the School’s Board and, in the manner required by the Texas School Safety Center, to the Texas School Safety Center.
    • 3.1 Except as provided by Subsection (3.2), any document or information collected, developed, or produced during a safety and security audit conducted under Subsection (2) is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
    • 3.2 A document relating to the School’s multihazard emergency operations plan is subject to disclosure if the document enables a person to:
      1. verify that the School 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 the Department of State Health Services, local emergency services agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments;
      2. verify that the School’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 under Subsection (1);
      4. verify that 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 the campus has conducted mandatory emergency drills and exercises in accordance with the plan and determine the frequency of the drills;
      6. verify that the School has completed a safety and security audit under Subsection (2) and determine the date the audit was conducted, the person conducting the audit, and the date the district presented the results of the audit to the TSBVI Board of Trustees;
      7. verify that the School has addressed any recommendations by the Board for improvement of the plan and determine the School’s progress within the last 12 months; and
      8. verify that TSBVI has established a visitor policy and identify the provisions governing access to a School building or other district property.

Education Code 37.108

Adopted: 5/31/19

Amended:

Reviewed: