Texas Senate Bill 11 mandates that each district campus must acquire a Campus Safety Audit once every three years. Changes with the current cycle (September 2008 - August 2011) include audits to be performed in all instructional and non-instructional facilities. The audit's intent is to be a resource for school districts, target infractions and areas of improvement, and establish efforts of mitigation/preparedness for the further development of a safe environment.
ESC-20 has developed a thorough audit mechanism in accordance with the Texas School Safety Center, which includes trained professionals auditing each campus, a PowerPoint presentation for the local school board (also mandated) and an on-line passive teacher and student climate survey (no parental consent required). The survey is included in the audit, subject to district approval.
The thorough on-site audit contains over 300 items that target the following areas...
Grounds and Building Exterior Play/Outdoor Recreation Areas Keys & Identification Deliveries Cafeteria Science Labs Health Practices Communications Systems School Climate and Culture
Buses and Parking Building Access Visitor Procedures Building Interior Gymnasium Area Other Specialized Areas Monitoring and Surveillance Emergency Operations Plan