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§ 13-1303-E. Threat assessment guidelines, training and information materials

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 28, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIII-E. Threat Assessment (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 28, 2019
24 P.S. § 13-1303-E
§ 13-1303-E. Threat assessment guidelines, training and information materials
(a) Duties of committee.--No later than 180 days from the effective date of this section, the committee shall:
(1) Research, develop and publish best practices in implementing this article.
(2) Develop and offer, at no charge to school entities through the Internet or other distance communications systems, all of the following:
(i) A model training program for members of teams that may be used and adapted by school entities and team members to meet the requirements of section 1302-E(b)(1).1
(ii) A model training program for school employees, other than members of teams, that may be used and adapted by school entities to meet the requirements of section 1310-B(1).2
(iii) Model, age-appropriate informational materials for students that may be used and adapted by school entities to meet the requirements of section 1302-E(a)(2)(iv) and (b)(1)(iv)(A).
(iv) Model informational materials for parents and school employees that may be used and adapted by school entities to meet the requirements of section 1302-E(a)(2)(iv) and (b)(1)(iv)(B).
(3) Develop model procedures and guidelines that school entities may use in implementing this article. The model procedures and guidelines shall, at a minimum:
(i) Establish standard definitions and terminology.
(ii) Reflect best practices in identifying, reporting, assessing and responding to threats, including threats reported through the Safe2Say Program, and coordinating with stakeholders.
(iii) Provide for flexibility and local decision-making and recognize the differing levels of available resources in each school entity.
(iv) Be posted on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's publicly accessible Internet website.
(4) Comply with Federal and State student record confidentiality laws and regulations.
(5) Provide guidance to teams for communications and coordination with student assistance program and individualized education program teams.
(6) Annually review school entity threat assessment reports and use them when developing the requirements under this subsection.
(7) Annually review the training programs, informational materials and model procedures and guidelines and make updates or revisions as necessary.
(8) Notify school entities when the training programs, informational materials, model procedures and guidelines become available or are updated or revised.

Credits

1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIII-E, § 1303-E, added 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 17, imd. effective.

Footnotes

24 P.S. § 13-1302-E.
24 P.S. § 13-1310-B.
24 P.S. § 13-1303-E, PA ST 24 P.S. § 13-1303-E
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 166. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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