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 the development of comprehensive school safety plans for all schools that includes disaster procedures and earthquake emergency procedures, a drop procedure.

● Requires consultation with law enforcement.

● Requires annual review of all safety-related plans and requires that they are sent to the school district or county office for approval as well as readily-available for inspection by the public.

● Requires that a public meeting be held before the plan is enacted to allow the public the opportunity to express opinions about the plan.

State of California

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

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