School Safety
9:17 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Three Local School Districts Have Yet to File Safety Audits

Some area school districts have come up short in filing safety plans with the state.

Three area school districts are reported Monday to have no school safety audits on file with the Texas School Safety Center.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement noting that of the 1,025 school districts in the state that are required by law to submit safety audits, 38 had not done so, and another 40 districts reported but did not meet full compliance. Abbott says he was focusing on the audits in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. Abbott is a board member of the Texas school safety center.

All of the school districts in Hunt County were reported to have the audits on file, but the Miller Grove Independent School District in Cumby in Hopkins County, the Cooper ISD in Delta County, and the Leonard Independent School District in Fannin County were reported to have yet to file the audits as of Monday.

Abbott says the Texas Education Code requires that Texas public schools conduct safety audits once every three years.