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 to adopt and implement a comprehensive emergency response plan that includes prevention, intervention, and response; requires in-service training for all staff on their roles in the emergency response plan

● Requires the State Board of Education to provide for an annual school construction conference to allow representatives from each school to receive current information on design, construction, and inspection of school buildings; receive training related to building security and inspections; and, provides input on any changes that may be needed to improve the process.

State of Utah

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

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