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.

South Carolina

Promising Practices

● Requires the State Board of Education to develop a model safe schools checklist that includes: a comprehensive safety plan, communication of discipline policies and procedures, interagency and intra-agency emergency planning, training, assessment of buildings and school grounds, procedures for handling visitors, assignment of personnel in emergencies, and emergency communication and management procedures

● Requires each public middle, junior high, and high school in the state to have at least one hand-held metal detector and requires that training be provided to school officials who will use them

School Safety Legislation

Title 59, Chapter 59-5-65 “Powers and responsibilities of State Board of Education”
● Title 59, Chapter 66 “School Safety Coordinators”

State of South Carolina

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

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