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Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim Reappointed to Board

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Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim Reappointed to Board

Comal Independent School District Andrew Kim, who has been reappointed to Texas School Safety Center Board of Directors, considers safety and security of students one of the most-important issues facing educators. Comal ISD is engaged in a number of activities and programs that it calls “foundational initiatives” which set the stage for ensuring the district is prepared for any situation, including lockdown alert systems, student ID badges, standard response protocol, classroom go-kits and local law-enforcement partnerships.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Comal Independent School District (Comal ISD) Superintendent Andrew Kim to the Texas School Safety Center’s board of directors.

“It is an honor to be a member of this board,” said Kim, who was first appointed by Abbott 2017. “I appreciate the opportunity to lend a voice to one of the most important issues facing us today, the safety and security of our students and schools.”

Besides serving on the TxSSC Board, Kim serves as chair of the Policy Committee on Public Education Information (PCPEI); was selected to Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s School Superintendent Advisory in 2018; and was named by presiding Officer to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability by Abbott in 2016.

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is a research center at Texas State University which is tasked in Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code and the Governor’s Homeland Security Strategic Plan with key school safety initiatives and mandates. It serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of safety and security information through research, training and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges throughout the state of Texas

The 15-member board of directors advises the TxSSC, and while six of its members are required to serve on the board due to their governmental roles, such as the attorney general and the executive director of the Texas Youth Commission, the remaining nine members are appointed by the governor and represent various areas such as public schools.


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