Cuero ISD Safety and Security: Committee Responsibilities

Last Updated: 11/8/2019 4:48 PM

Cuero ISD

Safety and Security Committee

Duties and Responsibilities

 

To fulfill its mission of creating a positive safe school climate and culture, Cuero ISD has established a District safety and security committee. The safety and security committee is established under the direction of Texas Education Code (TEC) 37.109.

The District safety and security committee will, in accordance with TEC 37.109:

  • Participate on behalf of the District in developing and implementing emergency plans required by Section 37.108 to ensure the plans reflect specific campus, facility, or support services’ needs;

  • Provide the District with any campus, facility, or support services information required in connection with a safety and security audit required by Section 37.108 (b), a safety and security audit report required by Section 37.108 (c) or another report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center; and

  • Review each report required to be submitted by the district to the Texas School Safety Center in accordance with criteria established by the Center.

Additionally, the District safety and security committee will:

  • Consult with local law enforcement on how to increase law enforcement presence near district campuses;

  • Provide recommendations to the school board / administrators regarding updating the district multi-hazard emergency operations plan in accordance with identified best practices;

  • Respond to safety-related reports, incidents, and suggestions;

  • Conduct periodic campus safety inspections and review inspection results/reports;

  • Review incident reports to determine trends and causes;

  • Develop and submit suggestions to administration for preparedness for, the prevention of, response to and recovery from future emergencies, events and incidents;

  • Provide a point of contact for employees and stakeholders to communicate safety and security questions and concerns;

  • Provide a forum for safety and security information exchange;

  • Develop and promote a safe and secure learning environment.

The District safety and security committee is strictly advisory in nature and does not have any regulatory enforcement powers. Enforcement of safety and health rules and policies is the responsibility of designated District/Campus administrators.

The District safety and security committee will meet at least 3 times per year (fall, spring, and summer).