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 each school district to adopt a school safety or emergency operations plan that addresses issues related to school buildings and facilities, communications systems, and school grounds, with input from the community

● Requires that at least eight drills be held throughout the school year at different times of day

● Requires the disaster alarm system to be used during the drills and that the recall signal must be protected

State of Montana

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

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