School Safety Survey
Recently, there has been national discussion about allowing teachers to carry guns to school in response to school shootings. Since 2013, Texas school districts have been able to enact policy to arm school employees through two options allowed under “The Protection of Texas Children Act”. These options are called the "School Marshal Plan" and the "School Safety Training (Guardian Plan)".
The School Marshal Plan allows a school district to appoint one or more specially trained and licensed employees as school marshals. The appointment must be made by the board of trustees and the marshal must have the appropriate licensing and certification by TCOLE that includes psychological exam and include 80 hours of instruction.
Under the Guardian Plan a school board may adopt a local policy that authorizes the designation of specified employees who are authorized to carry firearms on school premises. The Guardian Plan is intended solely to provide handpicked armed educators/employees the ability to defend themselves and students in the event of an Active Shooter.
Currently, Frankston ISD employs a School Resource Officer and has Board approved policy and emergency procedures in place for ensuring the safety and supervision of our students while on campus, or while attending school-related events.
To get a better understanding of community and staff perceptions related to current school safety practices and whether there is support for policy to arm school employees through the provisions of the “Protection of Texas Children Act”, we are asking that you take the time to complete a short survey at the link below.
Frankston ISD School Safety Survey