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.

Mississippi

Promising Practices

● Require each school district to have a comprehensive school safety plan that is updated annually

● Provides each school district the opportunity to apply for school safety grant funds that can be used to purchase safety equipment, conduct training, obtain safety personnel including a crisis management/action team, and communications and monitoring equipment

State of Mississippi

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

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