Texas Announces Funding to TEA to Improve Safety
Is your school fully prepared for unexpected scenarios such as intruder, fire, or other emergency situations?
On October 27, 2022, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) was granted an additional $400 million to assist schools with replacing and upgrading safety measures. Funds from the 2022-2025 School Safety Standards Formula Grant are to allow local education agencies “to implement the new safety standards application to Chapter 61, Sub-chapter CC, 61.1031 of Commissioner’s Rules.”
TAC Chapter 61, Sub-chapter 61.1031 states all exterior master key boxes and the keys they contain must function properly. It also articulates that two-way radio systems must operate effectively within the instructional facility, and they must effectively communicate with response services.
Texas School Safety Grants and Resources
School Safety Grant Programs: https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/grants/grants-administration/school-safety-related-grant-programs
School Safety Grant Opportunities: https://tea4avalonzo.tea.state.tx.us/GrantOpportunities/forms/GrantProgramSearch.aspx
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