Texas has some safety requirements for public schools — but leaves most of the particulars up to education officials

Texas requires schools to have emergency plans and conduct safety drills. But a lot of decisions about safety are left to school districts and charter schools.

By María Méndez, The Texas Tribune
Posted 5/25/22

School safety measures in Texas are largely left up to its more than 1,200 public school districts and charter schools, though the state requires emergency plans and safety drills — and only …

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