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 conduct monthly fire drills, two tornado or other hazard drills annually, and two school safety incident drills annually, based on the school safety plan.

● Requires each school to have a school safety plan within three years of its creation or opening.

● Requires the plan to identify who will receive school safety plan training and the frequency of the training.

● Requires the school district to erect and maintain all fences necessary to enclose the school from adjoining properties.

State of Wisconsin

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

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