Last month, Christine Nishimura, Deputy General Counsel for TCSA, provided information about charter school emergency management plans to the House Public Education Committee's School Safety Hearing.
Christine discussed the need for schools to be prepared for all emergencies, especially in light of recent tragedies in Santa Fe. As part of her testimony, Christine discussed how charter schools work with the Texas School Safety Center and local law enforcement to ensure charter schools have emergency management plans that are both flexible and reliable.
Christine answered questions about charter schools’ ability to contract with law enforcement agencies, security professionals, as well as the schools ability to select a school marshal or school guardian. Christine also talked about TCSA’s support to charter schools through training opportunities and access to model emergency management plans.
If you have any questions about creating emergency management plans or receiving school safety training, do not hesitate to reach out to TCSA for resources and upcoming training opportunities. TCSA is thankful for the opportunity to provide testimony at the House Public Education Committee. But more importantly, we are proud to support all public schools in ensuring that all students have a safe and welcoming school environment.