Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 588
       By Senator Flores
       38-00877-11                                            2011588__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to student safety; amending s.
    3         1006.07, F.S.; requiring district school board
    4         policies that specify emergency procedures to identify
    5         the agency that is responsible for notifying the
    6         school district of an occurrence that threatens the
    7         safety of students; amending s. 1002.42, F.S.;
    8         requiring the agency to notify private schools in the
    9         school district; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1006.07, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
   16  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
   17  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
   18  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
   19  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
   20  welfare of students, including:
   22         (a) Formulate and prescribe policies and procedures for
   23  emergency drills and for actual emergencies, including, but not
   24  limited to, fires, natural disasters, and bomb threats, for all
   25  the public schools of the district which comprise grades K-12.
   26  District school board policies shall include commonly used alarm
   27  system responses for specific types of emergencies and
   28  verification by each school that drills have been provided as
   29  required by law and fire protection codes. District school board
   30  policies shall identify the agency that is responsible for
   31  notifying the school district of an occurrence that threatens
   32  the safety of students in the district.
   33         (b) The district school board shall Establish model
   34  emergency management and emergency preparedness procedures,
   35  including agency notification pursuant to paragraph (a), for the
   36  following life-threatening emergencies:
   37         1. Weapon-use and hostage situations.
   38         2. Hazardous materials or toxic chemical spills.
   39         3. Weather emergencies, including hurricanes, tornadoes,
   40  and severe storms.
   41         4. Exposure as a result of a manmade emergency.
   42         Section 2. Subsection (16) is added to section 1002.42,
   43  Florida Statutes, to read:
   44         1002.42 Private schools.—
   45         (16) EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.—The agency identified in
   46  district school board policy which is responsible for notifying
   47  the school district of an occurrence that threatens the safety
   48  of students in the district, pursuant to s. 1006.07(4), shall
   49  notify private schools in the district which request
   50  notification by opting into the school district’s notification
   51  procedures.
   52         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.