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Safe & Drug Free Schools & Communities
Welcome to Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities at Region 7. Having a safe and drug-free school is one of our region’s highest priorities. We recognize that without a safe and orderly academic environment, teachers and students cannot thrive.

Region 7 Districts have the opportunity to join the School Safety Co-op which includes:

  • professional development opportunities related to school safety,
  • training that will enable the district team to perform ongoing campus security/safety audits,
  • on-site guidance through the security/safety audit process,
  • technical assistance to the team regarding the performance and documentation of the security/safety audit, including writing the final report,
  • technical assistance with reviewing and updating the emergency operation plan (EOP),
  • attendance at the School Safety Summit at reduced or no fee,
  • online safety surveys and reports,
  • and on-site active shooter response training.

In addition, Region 7 Education Service Center offers a variety of School Safety professional development opportunities to all districts.  A listing of sessions is available by visiting 
MIS Web or you may view specifically by the Subject "Safe and Drug Free".  We look forward to working together to provide Region 7 school children and their teachers the benefits of safe and drug-free schools and communities.  
Important Links & Resources
Mental Health Training Requirement SB 674 requires that any minimum academic qualifications for a certificate that require a person to possess a bachelor’s degree must also require instruction in mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide.
SB 674 Bill Text

84th Legislative Session Bills

Texas School Safety Center
Program Contact
Adrian Knight, M.Ed.
903.988.6810
903.988.6860 fax