PA 09-131—sSB 760

Public Safety and Security Committee

Education Committee

Planning and Development Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE DRILLS AND FIRE DRILLS

SUMMARY: This act requires, rather than allows, school boards, once every three months, to substitute crisis response drills for the monthly fire drills required in schools under their jurisdiction. It also requires the boards to conduct one of the fire drills no later than 30 days after the first day of each school year.

The act (1) requires the boards to develop the crisis response drill format in consultation with the appropriate local law enforcement agency and (2) allows an agency representative to supervise and participate in the drill.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

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