Notice of Bomb Threat or Terroristic Threat

Emergency Operations Plan

  1. Training in responding to an emergency for district employees, including substitute teachers;
  2. Measures to ensure district employees, including substitute teachers, have classroom access to a telephone, including a cellular telephone, or another electronic communication device allowing for immediate contact with district emergency services or emergency services agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments;
  3. Measures to ensure district communications technology and infrastructure are adequate to allow for communication during an emergency;
  4. Mandatory school drills and exercises, including drills required under Education Code 37.114 (emergency evacuations), to prepare district students and employees for responding to an emergency [see CKB];
  5. Measures to ensure coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and local emergency management agencies, law enforcement, health departments, and fire departments in the event of an emergency; and
  6. The implementation of a required safety and security audit [see CK].
  1. A chain of command that designates the individual responsible for making final decisions during a disaster or emergency situation and identifies other individuals responsible for making those decisions if the designated person is unavailable;
  2. Provisions that address physical and psychological safety for responding to a natural disaster, active shooter, and any other dangerous scenario identified for purposes of these provisions by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) or TxSSC;
  3. Provisions for ensuring the safety of students in portable buildings;
  4. Provisions for ensuring that students and district personnel with disabilities are provided equal access to safety during a disaster or emergency situation;
  5. Provisions for providing immediate notification to parents, guardians, and other persons standing in parental relation in circumstances involving a significant threat to the health or safety of students, including identification of the individual with responsibility for overseeing the notification;
  6. Provisions for supporting the psychological safety of students, district personnel, and the community during the response and recovery phase following a disaster or emergency situation that:
    1. Are aligned with best practice-based programs and research-based practices recommended under Education Code 38.351;
    2. Include strategies for ensuring any required professional development training for suicide prevention and grief-informed and trauma-informed care is provided to appropriate school personnel;
    3. Include training on integrating psychological safety and suicide prevention strategies into the district's plan, such as psychological first aid for schools training, from an approved list of recommended training established by the commissioner and TxSSC for:
      1. Members of the district's school safety and security committee [see CK];
      2. District school counselors and mental health professionals; and
      3. Educators and other district personnel as determined by the district;
    4. Include strategies and procedures for integrating and supporting physical and psychological safety that align with the provisions described by item 2, above; and
    5. Implement trauma-informed policies;
  7. A policy for providing a substitute teacher access to school campus buildings and materials necessary for the substitute teacher to carry out the duties of a district employee during an emergency or a mandatory emergency drill; and
  8. The name of each individual on the district's school safety and security committee and the date of each committee meeting during the preceding year. [See CK]

Active Shooter Emergency

Train Derailment

Polling Place Security


  1. Verify that the district has established a plan and determine the agencies involved in the development of the plan and the agencies coordinating with the district to respond to an emergency, including TDSHS, local emergency services agencies, law enforcement agencies, health departments, and fire departments;
  2. Verify that the district's plan was reviewed within the last 12 months and determine the specific review dates;
  3. Verify that the plan addresses the five phases of emergency management listed above at Emergency Operations Plan;
  4. Verify that district employees have been trained to respond to an emergency and determine the types of training, the number of employees trained, and the person conducting the training;
  5. Verify that each campus in the district has conducted mandatory emergency drills and exercises in accordance with the plan and determine the frequency of the drills;
  6. Verify that the district has established a plan for responding to a train derailment if required [see Train Derailment, above];
  7. Verify that the district has completed a safety and security audit and determine the date the audit was conducted, the person conducting the audit, and the date the district presented the results of the audit to the board [see CK];
  8. Verify that the district has addressed any recommendations by the board for improvement of the plan and determine the district's progress within the last 12 months; and
  9. Verify that the district has established a visitor policy and identify the provisions governing access to a district building or other district property.

Plan Review

Notice of Noncompliance

Plan Deficiencies
Failure to Submit Plan

Failure to Comply after Notice

Three Months
Six Months

Public Hearing on Noncompliance

  1. The district's failure to submit or correct deficiencies in a multihazard emergency operations plan or report the results of a safety and security audit to the TxSSC as required by law;
  2. The dates during which the district has not been in compliance; and
  3. The names of each member of the board and the superintendent serving in that capacity during the dates the district was not in compliance. The district shall provide this information in writing to each person at the hearing.

Southwest ISD



DATE ISSUED: 10/29/2021