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§ 13-1303-B. School safety and security assessment criteria

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 22, 2018

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIII-B. School Safety and Security
Effective: June 22, 2018
24 P.S. § 13-1303-B
§ 13-1303-B. School safety and security assessment criteria
(a) Duty to establish.--No later than September 30, 2018, the committee shall establish criteria to be used when conducting school safety and security assessments that include the following:
(1) A physical assessment. The physical assessment shall be conducted during calendar months when school is in session and shall consist of an evaluation of the school entity's structural facilities and surrounding property that includes:
(i) A review of the school entity's existing school safety and security plan.
(ii) A review of the school entity's existing plans for crisis response and mitigation.
(iii) An analysis of the school entity's crime prevention policy or practices, including environmental design.
(iv) Discussions with the local law enforcement agencies that are primarily responsible for protecting and securing the school.
(v) An analysis of the school entity's cooperative agreements with the local law enforcement agencies that are primarily responsible for protecting and securing the school.
(vi) Discussions with the school entity's employees.
(2) A policy and training assessment. The policy and training assessment shall consist of an evaluation of the school entity's policies and practices, including:
(i) An analysis of the school entity's policies related to student safety, security and management issues.
(ii) Discussions with the school entity's employees.
(iii) A review of the school entity's student code of conduct.
(iv) A review of the school entity's safety and security training practices.
(v) Recommendations for effective school safety and security training and practices for all school entity employees.
(vi) An analysis of the school entity's communications practices and available technology and tools.
(3) A student assistance and behavioral health support assessment. The student assistance and behavioral health support assessment shall consist of an analysis of the school entity's climate, including:
(i) The availability of student assistance programs and behavioral health professionals to provide assistance to the school entity.
(ii) A review of recommendations by behavioral and physical health professionals and consideration of their recommendations.
(b) Periodic review of criteria.--The committee shall review the criteria established in subsection (a) at a minimum every three years and may make revisions as needed.

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1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIII-B, § 1303-B, added 2018, June 22, P.L. 327, No. 44, § 3, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 13-1303-B, PA ST 24 P.S. § 13-1303-B
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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