Under provisions of Section 37.109 of the Texas Education Code, the School Safety and Security Committee is established to participate in the development and implementation of the school’s emergency operations plan. The Committee provides input into campus safety planning and audit process.
UT Elementary’s School Safety and Security Committee, known as the Health and Safety Committee, is led by:
- Victor Saenz, Ph.D., UT Elementary Board Representative
- Autumn Leal-Shoppe, Ed.D., LSSP, NCSP, Associate Superintendent of Operations
Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan for the UT Charter School System
The UT Charter School System Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan covers both the UT University Charter School and UT Elementary School Districts. This link will take you to the University of Texas dropbox where it is stored. If you have any difficulties accessing the document, please contact us at (512) 471-4864.
Public Notice: The Health and Safety Committee meetings will take place:
- Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 10:30am to 12noon.
- Agenda: Health and Safety Committee Agenda 6-24-21
Previous meeting agendas:
- Health and Safety Committee Agenda 2-25-21
- Health and Safety Committee Agenda 9-24-20
- Health and Safety Committee Agenda 8-26-20
- Health and Safety Committee Agenda 2-6-20
- Health and Safety Committee Agenda 11-14-19
For more information on our school’s Emergency Management, please see https://utelementary.org/emergency-management/
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
A SHAC is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district. SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year.
Local Wellness Policy
A local school wellness policy is a written document of official policies that guides a school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Our Wellness Policy Mission Statement:
The University of Texas Elementary School (UTES) is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices. In harmony with teaching to the mind, body and spirit of each child, our mission is to encourage healthy eating habits and regular physical activity so that each child is equipped to achieve their potential academically and socially.
The purpose of the local wellness policy is to ensure that our mission is realized by addressing the following components of school wellness:
- School-Wide Nutritional Guidelines
- Nutrition Education
- Physical Activity
- Other School-Based Activities
View our full Wellness Policy here: Local Wellness Policy UT Elementary 5-7-21
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX protects all members of our campus community who experience sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence (including dating and domestic violence), stalking, or discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. These protections apply to students, faculty, staff, contractors, applicants and campus visitors. We are committed to creating and fostering a campus environment free from all forms of sex discrimination.
Any person may report an incident of sexual assault, interpersonal violence (including domestic and dating violence), stalking, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via mail at PO Box 8118, Austin, TX 78713-8118, or by calling 512-232-3992, regardless of whether the person reporting is the person alleged to be subject to the complained-of behavior. Also, any person may report incidents anonymously via an online reporting form.
University of Texas Charter School System – Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Autumn Leal, email@example.com