Campus Security

Texas Education Agency Sets Security Window Film Mandate

National Glazing Solutions (NGS) recently announced that it is partnering with school districts in Texas to help schools with new safety standards established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), according to a company news release. TEA recently announced that all school districts in the state will be required to install security window film on glass doors and windows by August 2023, the news release reports.

“Our company mission is to protect people and property,” said James Beale, CEO of National Glazing Solutions. “I can’t think of a better way to fulfill this than by helping Texas school districts protect students and staff with safety and security window film.”

According to the new Texas Education Agency’s School Safety Standards Proposed Rule Summary, “Windowed doors on the ground level or windows that are adjacent to or near a door and are large enough to allow someone to enter if broken must be reinforced with entry-resistant film unless within a secured area.”

Texas K–12 districts must source a contractor to complete the work and certify compliance by the start of the 2023–24 school year. The districts are able to apply for state funding to do so—the State of Texas Legislative Budget Board has approved $400,000 to help with “replacing or upgrading doors, windows, fencing, communications, and other safety measures to get compliant with the new Texas school safety standards established in November of 2022,” according to the Texas State Legislature’s approved budget.

According to the NGS news release, the company has offices in Dallas and Houston and is working with hundreds of districts to meet the new standards by August 2023. Services include building perimeter security surveys, area reporting by means of a zoned approach, and propriety software that includes detailed and adjustable pricing. The release also reports that NGS is the leading 3M security window film dealer and installer within the state of Texas.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].