With the passage of Senate Bill 11, Texas now joins the short list of states in our country to legislatively mandate the implementation of threat assessment teams in its public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. Threat Assessment provides a proactive, evidence-based approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat and for providing interventions before a violent incident occurs.
The board of trustees of each school district is now required to establish a threat assessment team to serve at each campus of the district. The Board must also adopt policies and procedures for the teams that are consistent with the model policies and procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center (TXSSC). In addition, each team is required to complete training provided by the TXSSC or a Regional Education Service Center.
The TXSSC is offering Threat Assessment training to enable districts to meet this requirement. Registration for the training requires two steps*
***REGISTRATION FOR BOTH STEPS WILL BE THROUGH THE SCHOOL SAFETY CENTER WEBSITE... https://txssc.txstate.edu/events/sta-workshops/ ***
1. Take the online Behavioral Threat Assessment course through the School Safety Learning Portal: This course will introduce key concepts of threat assessment and is a prerequisite for the TXSSC's in-person School Threat Assessment Workshop.
2. Register for and attend an in-person School Threat Assessment Workshop: After successfully completing the online course, each participant will be given a unique code that will enable them to register for the in-person course.
*To register for the School Threat Assessment workshop, individuals must follow the steps noted above.