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 minimum of five fire drills each school year for all K-12 schools, three of which must be held by December 1; a minimum of two tornado safety drills; and a minimum of three lockdown drills, at least one of which must be held by December 1, and at least one more by January 1.

● Requires the school to seek input from local public safety officials on the nature of the drills.

State of Michigan

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

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