House Committee on Public Education Discusses School Safety

The House Committee on Public Education met over two days on May 27 and May 28, along with the House Committee on Public Health, to discuss increasing school safety across Texas. After tragic school shootings, most recently in Santa Fe, Texas, the Committee met to discuss a variety of methods to reduce these devastating events from occurring. Similar to several recommendations made by Governor Abbott as a result of roundtable discussions with school personnel, law enforcement, and school shooting survivors, the Committees discussed several aspects that need to be addressed for increased safety in schools. Notably, student mental health access, reducing administrative burdens on school counselors, and a variety of emergency management techniques were front and center in the discussion.