School safety survey seeks input from Texas Educators

Be on the lookout for an email asking you to complete a survey on how Texas can make its schools safer and prevent future school shootings. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the survey this week, which will be administered by Sam Houston State University and the School Safety Center at Texas State University. The governor’s media release notes:

“The survey will be sent to more than 500,000 educators across the state and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The results will inform a statewide needs assessment being conducted by SHSU and TSSC—the largest needs assessment on school safety in the state’s history. This assessment will inform policy makers of ways in which the State of Texas can further support educators’ needs regarding safety, mental health, and violence in schools. Funding for the survey has been provided by the Office of the Governor’s Public Safety Office, and is part of the continued implementation of Governor Abbott’s School and Firearm Safety Action Plan released in May 2018.”