Oregon

In 2018, the Police Foundation staff conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the following aspects of school safety and security:

  • 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.

The Police Foundation also reviewed legislation and amendments passed by state legislatures and signed into law following the mass violence attacks at schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Seven states—Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island—officially codified new significant school safety and security laws that address at least one of the aspects mentioned above. The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by September 11, 2018.

The highlighted states on the map represent examples of states with comprehensive school safety legislation and promising practices.

 

PROMISING PRACTICES

  • Requires each school to instruct and drill students on emergency procedures related to fires, earthquakes and tsunamis, and safety threats for at least 30 minutes each month. At least two drills on earthquakes, two drills on safety threats, and (in tsunami zones at least three drills) must be conducted each year.
  • Requires all units of local government and state agencies associated with emergency procedures training and planning to review the school plans and assist in the instruction and drilling of students.

State Of Oregon

RESOURCE LINKS

The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by September 11, 2018.

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