The Secure School Alliance conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation related to all aspects of school safety and security, including: facility security and assessment requirements, creation and identification of roles and responsibilities for state school safety centers and school safety teams/committees, requirements for school administrators and faculty, allocation of funds for improving school safety and security, and all-hazards emergency planning and preparedness. This work was completed with the support of the Police Foundation and Dr. Erroll Southers.


Promising Practices

● Requires a Crisis Response Team consisting of the principal, one certified and one classified member of the school staff, and one parent whose child attends the school. Also recommends including governing or advisory school board member, school counselor, local law enforcement, and one student in grade 10 or higher if the school has those grades.

● Requires consultation with local social services agencies and law enforcement authorities when developing the plan.

● Requires the plan to be printed and available to the public, updated annually, and trained on annually.

● Requires schools that are deemed “persistently dangerous” to notify all parents within 10 days and provides those parents 30 days to request that the district transfer the student to the parent’s choice of a safe school within the district.

State of Alaska

The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by January 13, 2017.

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