Governor orders action to address safety at schools



Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in

Texas schools following the multi-fatality shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school on Feb. 14. Abbott listed steps for Morath and other state education leaders to take to respond to and prevent such tragedies, including: — Catalog and share all available information from the Texas School Safety Center on school safety programs and distribute this information to all school districts, charter schools and education service centers across the state; — Ensure that all Texas public schools have completed their statutorily required school safety audits and have submitted confirmation of these audits to the Texas School Safety Center;



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