Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7055
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Thurston) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (826696) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 2029 and 2030
    5  insert:
    6         Section 23. Subsections (4) and (6) of section 1006.07,
    7  Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (7) is added to
    8  that section, to read:
    9         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
   10  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
   11  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
   12  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
   13  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
   14  welfare of students, including:
   16         (a) Formulate and prescribe policies and procedures for
   17  emergency drills and for actual emergencies, including, but not
   18  limited to, fires, natural disasters, hostage and active shooter
   19  situations, and bomb threats, for all the public schools of the
   20  district which comprise grades K-12. District school board
   21  policies shall include commonly used alarm system responses for
   22  specific types of emergencies and verification by each school
   23  that drills have been provided as required by law and fire
   24  protection codes. The emergency response agency that is
   25  responsible for notifying the school district for each type of
   26  emergency must be listed in the district’s emergency response
   27  policy.
   28         (b) Establish model emergency management and emergency
   29  preparedness procedures, including emergency notification
   30  procedures pursuant to paragraph (a), for the following life
   31  threatening emergencies:
   32         1. Weapon-use, and hostage, and active shooter situations.
   33  The active shooter situation training for each school must be
   34  conducted by the law enforcement agency or agencies that are
   35  designated as first responders to the school’s campus.
   36         2. Hazardous materials or toxic chemical spills.
   37         3. Weather emergencies, including hurricanes, tornadoes,
   38  and severe storms.
   39         4. Exposure as a result of a manmade emergency.
   40         (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Each school
   41  district shall: Use the Safety and Security Best Practices
   42  developed by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and
   43  Government Accountability to
   44         (a) Conduct security risk assessments at each public school
   45  and conduct a self-assessment of the school districts’ current
   46  safety and security practices using a format prescribed by the
   47  department. Based on these self-assessment findings, the
   48  district school superintendent shall provide recommendations to
   49  the district school board which identify strategies and
   50  activities that the district school board should implement in
   51  order to improve school safety and security. Annually each
   52  district school board must receive such findings and the
   53  superintendent’s recommendations the self-assessment results at
   54  a publicly noticed district school board meeting to provide the
   55  public an opportunity to hear the district school board members
   56  discuss and take action on the report findings and
   57  recommendations. Each district school superintendent shall
   58  report such findings the self-assessment results and school
   59  board action to the commissioner within 30 days after the
   60  district school board meeting.
   61         (b) Using a format prescribed by the department, develop a
   62  plan that includes having a secure, single point of entry onto
   63  school grounds.
   64         (7) SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION PLANNING.—A district school
   65  board or private school principal or governing board must allow
   66  the law enforcement agency or agencies that are designated as
   67  first responders to the school’s or district’s campus to tour
   68  such campus once every 3 years. Any changes related to school
   69  safety and emergency issues recommended by a law enforcement
   70  agency based on a campus tour must be documented by the district
   71  school board or private school principal or governing board.
   72         Section 24. Subsection (1) and paragraph (b) of subsection
   73  (2) section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   74         1006.12 School resource officers and school safety
   75  officers.—
   76         (1) District school boards shall may establish school
   77  resource officer programs, through a cooperative agreement with
   78  law enforcement agencies or in accordance with subsection (2).
   79         (a) School resource officers shall be certified law
   80  enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1), who are
   81  employed by a law enforcement agency as defined in s. 943.10(4).
   82  The powers and duties of a law enforcement officer shall
   83  continue throughout the employee’s tenure as a school resource
   84  officer.
   85         (b) School resource officers shall abide by district school
   86  board policies and shall consult with and coordinate activities
   87  through the school principal, but shall be responsible to the
   88  law enforcement agency in all matters relating to employment,
   89  subject to agreements between a district school board and a law
   90  enforcement agency. Activities conducted by the school resource
   91  officer which are part of the regular instructional program of
   92  the school shall be under the direction of the school principal.
   93         (2)
   94         (b) A district school board shall may commission one or
   95  more school safety officers for the protection and safety of
   96  school personnel, property, and students at each district school
   97  facility within the school district. The district school
   98  superintendent may recommend and the district school board may
   99  appoint one or more school safety officers.
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  102  And the title is amended as follows:
  103         Between lines 3212 and 3213
  104  insert:
  105         amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring district school
  106         boards to formulate and prescribe policies and
  107         procedures for active shooter situations; requiring
  108         that active shooter situation training for each school
  109         be conducted by the law enforcement agency or agencies
  110         that are designated as first responders to the
  111         school’s campus; requiring each school district to
  112         conduct certain assessments in a specified format;
  113         requiring a district school superintendent to provide
  114         specified agencies with certain findings and certain
  115         strategy and activity recommendations to improve
  116         school safety and security; requiring that district
  117         school boards and private school principals or
  118         governing boards allow campus tours by such law
  119         enforcement agency or agencies at specified times and
  120         for specified purposes; requiring that certain
  121         recommendations be documented by such board or
  122         principal; amending s. 1006.12, F.S.; requiring,
  123         rather than authorizing, district school boards to
  124         establish certain school resource officer programs;
  125         requiring a district school board to commission one or
  126         more school safety officers at each district school
  127         facility within the district;