FFB(LEGAL) - STUDENT WELFARE: CRISIS INTERVENTION

Threat Assessment

Definitions

  1. Specific interventions, including mental health or behavioral supports;
  2. In-school suspension;
  3. Out-of-school suspension; or
  4. The student's expulsion or removal to a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) or a juvenile justice alternative education program (JJAEP).

Threat Assessment Team

  1. Be consistent with the model policies and procedures developed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) [see Education Code 37.220];
  2. Require each team to complete training provided by the TxSSC or a regional education service center (ESC) regarding evidence-based threat assessment programs; and
  3. Require each team established under this section to report the required information regarding the team's activities to TEA [see Reporting to TEA, below].

Membership

Oversight Committee

Team Duties

  1. Conduct a threat assessment that includes assessing and reporting individuals who make threats of violence or exhibit harmful, threatening, or violent behavior in accordance with district policies and procedures; and gathering and analyzing data to determine the level of risk and appropriate intervention, including:
    1. Referring a student for mental health assessment; and
    2. Implementing an escalation procedure, if appropriate, based on the team's assessment, in accordance with district policy;
  2. Provide guidance to students and school employees on recognizing harmful, threatening, or violent behavior that may pose a threat to the community, school, or individual; and
  3. Support the district in implementing the district's multihazard emergency operations plan [see CKC].

Consent for Mental Health-Care Service

Determination of Risk

Reporting to TEA

  1. The occupation of each person appointed to the team;
  2. The number of threats and description of the type of threats reported to the team;
  3. The outcome of each assessment made by the team, including:
    1. Any disciplinary action taken, including a change in school placement;
    2. Any action taken by law enforcement; or
    3. A referral to or change in counseling, mental health, special education, or other services;
  4. The total number, disaggregated by student gender, race, and status as receiving special education services, being at risk of dropping out of school, being in foster care, experiencing homelessness, being a dependent of military personnel, being pregnant or a parent, having limited English proficiency, or being a migratory child, of, in connection with an assessment or reported threat by the team:
    1. Citations issued for Class C misdemeanor offenses;
    2. Arrests;
    3. Incidents of uses of restraint;
    4. Changes in school placement, including placement in a JJAEP or DAEP;
    5. Referrals to or changes in counseling, mental health, special education, or other services;
    6. Placements in in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension and incidents of expulsion;
    7. Unexcused absences of 15 or more days during the school year; and
    8. Referrals to juvenile court for truancy; and
  5. The number and percentage of school personnel trained in:
    1. A best-practices program or research-based practice under Health and Safety Code 161.325 [redesignated to Education Code 38.351, see FFEB], including the number and percentage of school personnel trained in suicide prevention or grief and trauma-informed practices;
    2. Mental health or psychological first aid for schools;
    3. Training relating to the safe and supportive school program; or
    4. Any other program relating to safety identified by the commissioner.

Rivercrest ISD

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UPDATE 115

DATE ISSUED: 7/8/2020