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 policies and procedures for emergency drills and actual emergencies of all types. Also requires that the emergency response agency that is responsible for notifying the school district for each type of emergency must be listed in the school’s emergency response policy.

● Requires the conduct of self-assessment of the district’s safety and security practices and the reporting of the results of the self-assessment at an open meeting to provide the public an opportunity to hear the results and take action on the findings.

State of Florida

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

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