Florida Senate - 2020                                    SB 7040
       By the Committee on Education
       581-02436-20                                          20207040__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to implementation of the
    3         recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
    4         School Public Safety Commission; amending s. 30.15,
    5         F.S.; authorizing a sheriff to contract for services
    6         to provide training under the Coach Aaron Feis
    7         Guardian Program; revising training and evaluation
    8         requirements for school guardians; expanding the
    9         program to include the training and certification of
   10         school security guards; requiring the review and
   11         approval of evaluations and results; amending s.
   12         943.082, F.S.; adding penalties for persons who
   13         knowingly submit false information to a law
   14         enforcement agency; amending s. 943.687, F.S.;
   15         requiring the addition of three members to the Marjory
   16         Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission
   17         as of a certain date; requiring consideration of
   18         balanced representation; amending s. 985.12, F.S.;
   19         requiring certain state agencies and state attorneys
   20         to cooperate in the oversight and enforcement of
   21         school-based diversion programs; requiring that law
   22         enforcement officers have access to a certain
   23         database; amending s. 1001.11, F.S.; specifying
   24         legislative intent; assigning the Commissioner of
   25         Education specified duties regarding education-related
   26         school safety requirements; amending s. 1001.212,
   27         F.S.; revising the training, consultation, and
   28         coordination responsibilities of the Office of Safe
   29         Schools; conforming and requiring evaluation and
   30         coordination of incident reporting requirements;
   31         requiring the office to maintain a directory of
   32         programs; requiring the office to develop a model
   33         plan; amending s. 1002.33, F.S.; conforming safety
   34         requirements to changes made by the act; amending s.
   35         1003.5716, F.S.; revising individual education plan
   36         requirements for certain students to include a
   37         statement of expectations for the transition of
   38         behavioral health services needed after high school
   39         graduation; requiring parent, student, and agency
   40         roles and responsibilities to be specified in a course
   41         of action transition plan, as applicable; amending s.
   42         1004.44, F.S.; requiring the Louis de la Parte Florida
   43         Mental Health Institute to consult with specified
   44         state agencies and convene a workgroup to advise those
   45         agencies on the implementation of specified mental
   46         health recommendations; requiring the institute to
   47         submit a report with administrative and legislative
   48         policy recommendations to the Governor and the
   49         Legislature by a specified date; authorizing the
   50         institute to submit additional reports and
   51         recommendations as needed and requested; amending s.
   52         1006.07, F.S.; requiring code of student conduct
   53         policies to contain prearrest diversion program
   54         criteria; specifying requirements applicable to
   55         emergency drill policies and procedures, in accordance
   56         with State Board of Education rules; requiring the
   57         state board to adopt rules in consultation with state
   58         and local entities; adding threat assessment team
   59         membership, training, and procedural requirements;
   60         incorporating additional discipline and behavioral
   61         incident reports within school safety incident
   62         reporting requirements; requiring district school
   63         boards to adopt school district emergency event family
   64         reunification policies and plans; requiring school
   65         based emergency event family reunification plans to be
   66         consistent with school board policy and the school
   67         district plan; requiring plans to address specified
   68         requirements within the framework of model policies
   69         and plans identified by the office; amending s.
   70         1006.09, F.S.; requiring school principals to use a
   71         specified system to report school safety incidents;
   72         amending s. 1006.12, F.S.; requiring school safety
   73         officers to complete specified training to improve
   74         knowledge and skills as first responders to certain
   75         incidents; specifying county sheriffs’ responsibility
   76         for specified training required for school security
   77         guards; requiring certain school security guards to
   78         meet district background screening requirements and
   79         qualification requirements; conforming notification
   80         requirements to changes made by the act; amending s.
   81         1006.13, F.S.; authorizing district school boards to
   82         assign students to certain diversion programs as
   83         options within zero-tolerance policies; amending s.
   84         1006.1493, F.S.; revising components that must be
   85         assessed by the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool
   86         to include policies and procedures to prepare for and
   87         respond to natural or manmade disasters or
   88         emergencies; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.; revising
   89         requirements that must be met before the distribution
   90         of the mental health assistance allocation; providing
   91         effective dates.
   93  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   95         Section 1. Paragraph (k) of subsection (1) of section
   96  30.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   97         30.15 Powers, duties, and obligations.—
   98         (1) Sheriffs, in their respective counties, in person or by
   99  deputy, shall:
  100         (k) Assist district school boards and charter school
  101  governing boards in complying with s. 1006.12. A sheriff must,
  102  at a minimum, provide access to a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian
  103  Program training to aid in the prevention or abatement of active
  104  assailant incidents on school premises, as required under this
  105  paragraph. Persons certified as Feis guardian program certified
  106  school guardians or Feis guardian program certified school
  107  security guards pursuant to this paragraph do not have no
  108  authority to act in any law enforcement capacity except to the
  109  extent necessary to prevent or abate an active assailant
  110  incident.
  111         1.a. If a local school board has voted by a majority to
  112  implement a Feis guardian program, the sheriff in that county
  113  shall establish a Feis guardian program to provide training,
  114  pursuant to subparagraph 2., to school district or charter
  115  school employees directly; through a contract with an entity
  116  selected by the local sheriff, provided that the local sheriff
  117  oversees, supervises, and certifies all aspects of the contract
  118  governing the Feis guardian program for the local jurisdiction;
  119  , either directly or through a contract with another sheriff’s
  120  office that has established a Feis guardian program; or through
  121  any combination thereof. To facilitate effective training and
  122  emergency response in the event of an active assailant
  123  situation, a sheriff who contracts with one or more county
  124  sheriffs to provide Feis guardian program training and
  125  certification for the local school district and charter schools
  126  within its county jurisdiction shall notify, in writing, the
  127  local district school superintendent and charter school
  128  administrators of all county-specific protocols incorporated
  129  into the contracted Feis guardian program training and
  130  certification requirements.
  131         b. A charter school governing board in a school district
  132  that has not voted, or has declined, to implement a Feis
  133  guardian program may request the sheriff in the county to
  134  establish a Feis guardian program for the purpose of training
  135  the charter school employees. If the county sheriff denies the
  136  request, the charter school governing board may contract with a
  137  sheriff that has established a Feis guardian program to provide
  138  such training. The charter school governing board must notify,
  139  in writing, the superintendent and the sheriff in the charter
  140  school’s county of the contract prior to its execution.
  141         c. The sheriff conducting the Feis guardian program
  142  training pursuant to subparagraph 2. shall will be reimbursed by
  143  the Department of Education for screening-related and training
  144  related costs for Feis guardian program certified school
  145  guardians and Feis guardian program certified school security
  146  guards as provided in s. 1006.12(3) and (4), respectively, and
  147  for providing a one-time stipend of $500 to each Feis guardian
  148  program certified school guardian who participates in the Feis
  149  school guardian program as an employee of a school district or
  150  charter school.
  151         2. A sheriff who establishes a Feis guardian training
  152  program shall consult with the Department of Law Enforcement on
  153  programmatic guiding principles, practices, and resources, and
  154  shall certify, without the power of arrest, Feis guardian
  155  program certified as school guardians, without the power of
  156  arrest, school employees, as specified in s. 1006.12(3) and Feis
  157  guardian program school security guards as specified in s.
  158  1006.12(4), who:
  159         a. Hold a valid license issued under s. 790.06, applicable
  160  to district or school employees serving as Feis guardian program
  161  certified school guardians pursuant to s. 1006.12(3); or hold a
  162  valid Class “D” and Class “G” license issued under chapter 493,
  163  applicable to individuals contracted to serve as Feis guardian
  164  program certified school security guards under s. 1006.12(4).
  165         b. Complete a 144-hour training program, consisting of 12
  166  hours of certified nationally recognized diversity training and
  167  132 total hours of comprehensive firearm safety and proficiency
  168  training, conducted by Criminal Justice Standards and Training
  169  Commission-certified instructors who hold active instructional
  170  certifications, which must include:
  171         (I) Eighty hours of firearms instruction based on the
  172  Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Law
  173  Enforcement Academy training model, which must include at least
  174  10 percent but no more than 20 percent more rounds fired than
  175  associated with academy training. Program participants must
  176  achieve an 85 percent pass rate on the firearms training.
  177         (II) Sixteen hours of instruction in precision pistol.
  178  Training must include night and low-light shooting conditions.
  179         (III) Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction
  180  using state-of-the-art simulator exercises.
  181         (IV) Eight hours of instruction in active shooter or
  182  assailant scenarios.
  183         (V) Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics.
  184         (VI) Twelve hours of instruction in legal issues.
  185         c. Submit to and pass a psychological evaluation
  186  administered by a licensed professional psychologist licensed
  187  under chapter 490 and designated by the Department of Law
  188  Enforcement and submit the results of the evaluation to the
  189  sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office must review and approve
  190  the results of each applicant’s psychological evaluation before
  191  accepting the applicant into the Feis guardian program. The
  192  Department of Law Enforcement is authorized to provide the
  193  sheriff’s office with mental health and substance abuse data for
  194  compliance with this paragraph.
  195         d. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
  196  random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
  197  112.0455 and the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office must
  198  review and approve the results of each applicant’s drug tests
  199  before accepting the applicant into the Feis guardian program.
  200         e. Successfully complete ongoing training conducted by a
  201  Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission-certified
  202  instructor who holds an active instructional certification,
  203  weapon inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an
  204  annual basis, as required by the sheriff’s office.
  206  The sheriff who conducts the Feis guardian program training
  207  pursuant to this paragraph shall issue a Feis school guardian
  208  program certificate to individuals who meet the requirements of
  209  this section to the satisfaction of the sheriff, and shall
  210  maintain documentation of weapon and equipment inspections, as
  211  well as the training, certification, inspection, and
  212  qualification records of each Feis guardian program certified
  213  school guardian and Feis guardian program certified school
  214  security guard certified by the sheriff. An individual who is
  215  certified under this paragraph may serve as a Feis guardian
  216  program certified school guardian under s. 1006.12(3) or a Feis
  217  guardian program certified school security guard under s.
  218  1006.12(4) only if he or she is appointed by the applicable
  219  district school superintendent school district superintendent or
  220  charter school administrator principal.
  221         Section 2. Effective October 1, 2020, paragraph (c) is
  222  added to subsection (2) of section 943.082, Florida Statutes, to
  223  read:
  224         943.082 School Safety Awareness Program.—
  225         (2) The reporting tool must notify the reporting party of
  226  the following information:
  227         (c) That, if following investigation, it is determined that
  228  a person knowingly submitted a false tip through FortifyFL, the
  229  IP address of the device on which the tip was submitted will be
  230  provided to law enforcement agencies for further investigation
  231  and the reporting party may be subject to criminal penalties
  232  under s. 837.05. In all other circumstances, unless the
  233  reporting party has chosen to disclose his or her identity, the
  234  report must remain anonymous.
  235         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  236  943.687, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  237         943.687 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety
  238  Commission.—
  239         (2)(a)1. The commission shall convene no later than June 1,
  240  2018, and shall be composed of 16 members. Five members shall be
  241  appointed by the President of the Senate, five members shall be
  242  appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and
  243  five members shall be appointed by the Governor. From the
  244  members of the commission, the Governor shall appoint the chair.
  245  Appointments must be made by April 30, 2018. The Commissioner of
  246  the Department of Law Enforcement shall serve as a member of the
  247  commission. The Secretary of Children and Families, the
  248  Secretary of Juvenile Justice, the Secretary of Health Care
  249  Administration, and the Commissioner of Education shall serve as
  250  ex officio, nonvoting members of the commission. Members shall
  251  serve at the pleasure of the officer who appointed the member. A
  252  vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as
  253  the original appointment.
  254         2.In addition to the membership requirements of
  255  subparagraph 1., beginning June 1, 2020, the commission shall
  256  include three additional members selected from among the state’s
  257  actively serving district school superintendents, school
  258  principals, and classroom teachers. The additional members must
  259  be appointed by May 30, 2020, one each by the Governor, the
  260  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
  261  Representatives. Thereafter, to the extent possible, future
  262  appointments to fill vacancies or replace members of the
  263  commission must give consideration to achieving an equal balance
  264  of school district, law enforcement, and health care
  265  professional representation which reflects the cultural
  266  diversity of the state.
  267         Section 4. Paragraphs (c) and (f) of subsection (2) of
  268  section 985.12, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  269         985.12 Civil citation or similar prearrest diversion
  270  programs.—
  273         (c) The state attorney of each circuit shall operate a
  274  civil citation or similar prearrest diversion program in each
  275  circuit. A sheriff, police department, county, municipality,
  276  locally authorized entity, or public or private educational
  277  institution may continue to operate an independent civil
  278  citation or similar prearrest diversion program that is in
  279  operation as of October 1, 2018, if the independent program is
  280  reviewed by the state attorney of the applicable circuit and he
  281  or she determines that the independent program is substantially
  282  similar to the civil citation or similar prearrest diversion
  283  program developed by the circuit. If the state attorney
  284  determines that the independent program is not substantially
  285  similar to the civil citation or similar prearrest diversion
  286  program developed by the circuit, the operator of the
  287  independent diversion program may revise the program and the
  288  state attorney may conduct an additional review of the
  289  independent program. In cooperation with the Department of
  290  Education pursuant to s. 1001.212, the department and the state
  291  attorney of each judicial circuit shall monitor and enforce
  292  compliance with school-based diversion program requirements.
  293         (f) Each civil citation or similar prearrest diversion
  294  program shall enter the appropriate youth data into the Juvenile
  295  Justice Information System Prevention Web within 7 days after
  296  the admission of the youth into the program. Beginning in fiscal
  297  year 2021-2022, law enforcement officers must have field access
  298  to the Juvenile Justice Information System Prevention Web.
  299         Section 5. Subsection (9) of section 1001.11, Florida
  300  Statutes, is amended to read:
  301         1001.11 Commissioner of Education; other duties.—
  302         (9) With the intent of ensuring safe learning and teaching
  303  environments, the commissioner shall oversee compliance with
  304  education-related health, the safety, welfare, and security
  305  requirements of law the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  306  Public Safety Act, chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida, by school
  307  districts; district school superintendents; and public schools,
  308  including charter schools; and other entities or constituencies
  309  as may be applicable. The commissioner shall must facilitate
  310  public and nonpublic school compliance to the maximum extent
  311  provided under law, identify incidents of material
  312  noncompliance, and impose or recommend to the State Board of
  313  Education, the Governor, or the Legislature enforcement and
  314  sanctioning actions pursuant to s. 1001.42, s. 1001.51, chapter
  315  1002, and s. 1008.32, and other authority granted under law. For
  316  purposes of this subsection, s. 1001.42(13)(b), and s.
  317  1001.51(12)(b), the duties assigned to a district school
  318  superintendent apply to charter school administrative personnel
  319  as defined in s. 1012.01(3), and charter school governing boards
  320  shall designate at least one administrator to be responsible for
  321  such duties. The duties assigned to a district school board
  322  apply to a charter school governing board.
  323         Section 6. Present subsections (14) and (15) of section
  324  1001.212, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (16)
  325  and (17), respectively, new subsections (14) and (15) are added
  326  to that section, and subsections (2), (4), (6), and (8) of that
  327  section are amended, to read:
  328         1001.212 Office of Safe Schools.—There is created in the
  329  Department of Education the Office of Safe Schools. The office
  330  is fully accountable to the Commissioner of Education. The
  331  office shall serve as a central repository for best practices,
  332  training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters
  333  regarding school safety and security, including prevention
  334  efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness
  335  planning. The office shall:
  336         (2) Provide ongoing professional development opportunities
  337  to school district and charter school personnel.
  338         (4) Develop and implement a School Safety Specialist
  339  Training Program for school safety specialists appointed
  340  pursuant to s. 1006.07(6). The office shall develop the training
  341  program, which shall be based on national and state best
  342  practices on school safety and security and must include active
  343  shooter training. Training must also include information about
  344  federal and state laws regarding education records, medical
  345  records, data privacy, and incident reporting requirements,
  346  particularly with respect to behavioral threat assessment and
  347  emergency planning and response procedures. The office shall
  348  develop training modules in traditional or online formats. A
  349  school safety specialist certificate of completion shall be
  350  awarded to a school safety specialist who satisfactorily
  351  completes the training required by rules of the office.
  352         (6) Coordinate with the Department of Law Enforcement to
  353  provide a centralized integrated data repository, known as the
  354  Florida Schools Safety Portal, and data analytics resources to
  355  improve access to timely, complete, and accurate information
  356  integrating data from, at a minimum, but not limited to, the
  357  following data sources by August 1, 2019:
  358         (a) Social media Internet posts;
  359         (b) Department of Children and Families;
  360         (c) Department of Law Enforcement;
  361         (d) Department of Juvenile Justice;
  362         (e) Mobile suspicious activity reporting tool known as
  363  FortifyFL;
  364         (f) School environmental safety incident reports collected
  365  under subsection (8); and
  366         (g) Local law enforcement.
  368  Data that is exempt or confidential and exempt from public
  369  records requirements retains its exempt or confidential and
  370  exempt status when incorporated into the centralized integrated
  371  data repository. To maintain the confidentiality requirements
  372  attached to the information provided to the centralized
  373  integrated data repository by the various state and local
  374  agencies, data governance and security shall ensure compliance
  375  with all applicable state and federal data privacy requirements
  376  through the use of user authorization and role-based security,
  377  data anonymization and aggregation and auditing capabilities. To
  378  maintain the confidentiality requirements attached to the
  379  information provided to the centralized integrated data
  380  repository by the various state and local agencies, each source
  381  agency providing data to the repository shall be the sole
  382  custodian of the data for the purpose of any request for
  383  inspection or copies thereof under chapter 119. The department
  384  shall only allow access to data from the source agencies in
  385  accordance with rules adopted by the respective source agencies
  386  and the requirements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  387  Criminal Justice Information Services security policy, where
  388  applicable.
  389         (8) Oversee, facilitate, and coordinate district and school
  390  compliance with school safety incident reporting requirements in
  391  accordance with rules adopted by the state board enacting the
  392  school safety incident reporting requirements of this
  393  subsection, s. 1006.07(9), and other statutory safety incident
  394  reporting requirements. The office shall:
  395         (a) Provide technical assistance to school districts and
  396  charter school governing boards and administrators for school
  397  environmental safety incident reporting as required under s.
  398  1006.07(9).
  399         (b)The office shall Collect data through school
  400  environmental safety incident reports on incidents involving any
  401  person which occur on school premises, on school transportation,
  402  and at off-campus, school-sponsored events.
  403         (c)Review and evaluate safety incident reports of each The
  404  office shall review and evaluate school district and charter
  405  school and other entities, as may be required by law, reports to
  406  ensure compliance with reporting requirements. The office shall
  407  timely notify the commissioner of all incidents of material
  408  noncompliance for purposes of invoking the commissioner’s
  409  responsibilities provided under s. 1001.11(9). Upon notification
  410  by the commissioner department that a superintendent or charter
  411  school administrator has, based on clear and convincing
  412  evidence, failed to comply with the requirements of s.
  413  1006.07(9), the district school board or charter school
  414  governing board, as applicable, shall withhold further payment
  415  of his or her salary as authorized under s. 1001.42(13)(b) and
  416  impose other appropriate sanctions that the commissioner or
  417  state board by law may impose, pending demonstration of full
  418  compliance.
  419         (14)Maintain a current directory of public and private
  420  school-based diversion programs and cooperate with each judicial
  421  circuit and the Department of Juvenile Justice to facilitate
  422  their efforts to monitor and enforce each governing body’s
  423  compliance with s. 985.12.
  424         (15)Develop, in coordination with the Division of
  425  Emergency Management, other federal, state, and local law
  426  enforcement agencies, fire and rescue agencies, and first
  427  responder agencies, a model emergency event family reunification
  428  plan for use by child care facilities, public K-12 schools, and
  429  public postsecondary institutions that are closed or
  430  unexpectedly evacuated due to natural or manmade disasters or
  431  emergencies.
  432         Section 7. Paragraph (b) of subsection (16) of section
  433  1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  434         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  435         (16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.—
  436         (b) Additionally, a charter school shall demonstrate and
  437  certify in its contract, and if necessary through addendum to
  438  its contract, the charter school’s be in compliance with the
  439  following statutes:
  440         1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and
  441  records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties.
  442         2. Chapter 119, relating to public records.
  443         3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size,
  444  except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.
  445  1003.03 shall be the average at the school level.
  446         4. Section 1012.22(1)(c), relating to compensation and
  447  salary schedules.
  448         5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions.
  449         6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with
  450  instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011.
  451         7. Section 1012.34, relating to the substantive
  452  requirements for performance evaluations for instructional
  453  personnel and school administrators.
  454         8. Section 1006.12, relating to safe-school officers.
  455         9. Section 1006.07(7), relating to threat assessment teams.
  456         10. Section 1006.07(9), relating to school Environmental
  457  safety incident reporting.
  458         11. Section 1006.1493, relating to the Florida Safe Schools
  459  Assessment Tool.
  460         12. Section 1006.07(6)(c), relating to adopting an active
  461  assailant response plan.
  462         13. Section 943.082(4)(b), relating to the mobile
  463  suspicious activity reporting tool.
  464         14. Section 1012.584, relating to youth mental health
  465  awareness and assistance training.
  466         15.Section 1006.07(4), relating to emergency drills and
  467  emergency procedures.
  468         Section 8. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (2) of
  469  section 1003.5716, Florida Statutes, to read:
  470         1003.5716 Transition to postsecondary education and career
  471  opportunities.—All students with disabilities who are 3 years of
  472  age to 21 years of age have the right to a free, appropriate
  473  public education. As used in this section, the term “IEP” means
  474  individual education plan.
  475         (2) Beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect
  476  when the student attains the age of 16, or younger if determined
  477  appropriate by the parent and the IEP team, the IEP must include
  478  the following statements that must be updated annually:
  479         (d)A statement of post-high school performance
  480  expectations which includes a proposed transition plan that
  481  facilitates continuity of care and coordination of any
  482  behavioral health services needed to assist the student in
  483  reaching those expectations. The statement must also specify
  484  parent, student, and agency roles and responsibilities
  485  pertaining to the provision and funding of specified transition
  486  services, as applicable.
  487         Section 9. Subsection (5) is added to section 1004.44,
  488  Florida Statutes, to read:
  489         1004.44 Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.
  490  There is established the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health
  491  Institute within the University of South Florida.
  492         (5)In consultation with the Department of Children and
  493  Families, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department
  494  of Education, the institute shall convene a workgroup of
  495  practitioners and experts to review, evaluate, and provide
  496  implementation guidance on the mental health-related findings
  497  and recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  498  Public Safety Commission, as approved in reports submitted
  499  pursuant to s. 943.687. The workgroup shall analyze, evaluate,
  500  and identify regulatory or legislative actions necessary to
  501  facilitate implementation of each recommendation. By August 1,
  502  2020, the institute shall submit to the Governor, the President
  503  of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
  504  an initial summary report of activities, specific policy and
  505  budget recommendations, including draft legislation and
  506  associated fiscal impact statements, and other information and
  507  policy or administrative recommendations to improve the state’s
  508  mental health system of care. The institute must continue to
  509  monitor commission activities and coordinate with agency
  510  partners to advise them on implementation activities, and may
  511  submit subsequent reports and recommendations on an annual basis
  512  or as requested. This subsection shall expire July 1, 2024.
  513         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4), paragraph (a)
  514  of subsection (6), paragraph (a) of subsection (7), and
  515  subsection (9) of section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, are
  516  amended, and paragraph (n) of subsection (2), paragraph (d) of
  517  subsection (4), and subsection (10) are added to that section,
  518  to read:
  519         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
  520  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
  521  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
  522  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
  523  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
  524  welfare of students, including:
  525         (2) CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.—Adopt a code of student
  526  conduct for elementary schools and a code of student conduct for
  527  middle and high schools and distribute the appropriate code to
  528  all teachers, school personnel, students, and parents, at the
  529  beginning of every school year. Each code shall be organized and
  530  written in language that is understandable to students and
  531  parents and shall be discussed at the beginning of every school
  532  year in student classes, school advisory council meetings, and
  533  parent and teacher association or organization meetings. Each
  534  code shall be based on the rules governing student conduct and
  535  discipline adopted by the district school board and shall be
  536  made available in the student handbook or similar publication.
  537  Each code shall include, but is not limited to:
  538         (n)Criteria for assigning a student to a civil citation or
  539  similar prearrest diversion program that is an alternative to
  540  expulsion or referral to law enforcement agencies. All civil
  541  citation or similar prearrest diversion programs must comply
  542  with s. 985.12.
  544         (a) Formulate and prescribe policies and procedures, in
  545  consultation with the appropriate public safety agencies, for
  546  emergency drills and for actual emergencies, including, but not
  547  limited to, fires, natural disasters, active shooter and hostage
  548  situations, and bomb threats, for all students and faculty at
  549  all public schools of the district composed comprised of grades
  550  K-12, pursuant to state board rule. Drills for active shooter
  551  and hostage situations shall be conducted in accordance with
  552  developmentally appropriate and age-appropriate procedures, as
  553  specified in state board rules at least as often as other
  554  emergency drills. Law enforcement officers responsible for
  555  responding to the school in the event of an active assailant
  556  emergency, as determined necessary by the sheriff in
  557  coordination with the district’s school safety specialist, must
  558  be physically present on campus and directly involved in the
  559  execution of active assailant emergency drills. District school
  560  board policies shall include commonly used alarm system
  561  responses for specific types of emergencies and verification by
  562  each school that drills have been provided as required by law,
  563  state board rule, and fire protection codes. The emergency
  564  response policy shall identify the individuals responsible for
  565  contacting the primary emergency response agency and the
  566  emergency response agency that is responsible for notifying the
  567  school district for each type of emergency. The state board
  568  shall refer to recommendations provided in reports published
  569  pursuant to s. 943.687 for guidance and, by August 1, 2020,
  570  consult with state and local constituencies to adopt rules
  571  applicable to the requirements of this subsection which, at a
  572  minimum, define “emergency drill,” “active threat,” and “after
  573  action report,” and must establish minimum emergency drill
  574  policies and procedures related to the timing, frequency,
  575  participation, training, notification, accommodations, and
  576  responses to threat situations by incident type, school level,
  577  school type, and student and school characteristics. Such rules
  578  must require all types of emergency drills to be conducted no
  579  less frequently than on an annual school year basis.
  580         (d)Consistent with subsection (10), as a component of
  581  emergency procedures, each district school board and charter
  582  school governing board must adopt, in coordination with local
  583  law enforcement agencies, an emergency event family
  584  reunification plan to reunite students and employees with their
  585  families in the event of a mass casualty or other emergency
  586  event situation.
  587         (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Each district
  588  school superintendent shall establish policies and procedures
  589  for the prevention of violence on school grounds, including the
  590  assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior
  591  poses a threat to the safety of the school community.
  592         (a) Each district school superintendent shall designate a
  593  school safety specialist for the district. The school safety
  594  specialist must be a school administrator employed by the school
  595  district or a law enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s
  596  office located in the school district. Any school safety
  597  specialist designated from the sheriff’s office must first be
  598  authorized and approved by the sheriff employing the law
  599  enforcement officer. Any school safety specialist designated
  600  from the sheriff’s office remains the employee of the office for
  601  purposes of compensation, insurance, workers’ compensation, and
  602  other benefits authorized by law for a law enforcement officer
  603  employed by the sheriff’s office. The sheriff and the school
  604  superintendent may determine by agreement the reimbursement for
  605  such costs, or may share the costs, associated with employment
  606  of the law enforcement officer as a school safety specialist.
  607  The school safety specialist must earn a certificate of
  608  completion of the school safety specialist training provided by
  609  the Office of Safe Schools within 1 year after appointment and
  610  is responsible for the supervision and oversight for all school
  611  safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures in the
  612  school district. The school safety specialist shall:
  613         1. Review school district policies and procedures for
  614  compliance with state law and rules, including the district’s
  615  timely and accurate submission of school environmental safety
  616  incident reports to the department pursuant to s. 1001.212(8).
  617         2. Provide the necessary training and resources to students
  618  and school district staff in matters relating to youth mental
  619  health awareness and assistance; emergency procedures, including
  620  active shooter training; and school safety and security.
  621         3. Serve as the school district liaison with local public
  622  safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and
  623  organizations in matters of school safety and security.
  624         4. In collaboration with the appropriate public safety
  625  agencies, as that term is defined in s. 365.171, by October 1 of
  626  each year, conduct a school security risk assessment at each
  627  public school using the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool
  628  developed by the Office of Safe Schools pursuant to s.
  629  1006.1493. Based on the assessment findings, the district’s
  630  school safety specialist shall provide recommendations to the
  631  district school superintendent and the district school board
  632  which identify strategies and activities that the district
  633  school board should implement in order to address the findings
  634  and improve school safety and security. Each district school
  635  board must receive such findings and the school safety
  636  specialist’s recommendations at a publicly noticed district
  637  school board meeting to provide the public an opportunity to
  638  hear the district school board members discuss and take action
  639  on the findings and recommendations. Each school safety
  640  specialist shall report such findings and school board action to
  641  the Office of Safe Schools within 30 days after the district
  642  school board meeting.
  643         (7) THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMS.—Each district school board
  644  shall adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment
  645  teams at each school whose duties include the coordination of
  646  resources and assessment and intervention with individuals whose
  647  behavior may pose a threat to the safety of school staff or
  648  students consistent with the model policies developed by the
  649  Office of Safe Schools. Such policies must include procedures
  650  for referrals to mental health services identified by the school
  651  district pursuant to s. 1012.584(4), when appropriate, and
  652  procedures for behavioral threat assessments in compliance with
  653  the instrument developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(12).
  654         (a) A threat assessment team shall include a sworn law
  655  enforcement officer who has undergone threat assessment training
  656  identified by the Office of Safe Schools pursuant to s.
  657  1001.212, and persons with expertise in counseling, instruction,
  658  and school administration, and law enforcement. All required
  659  members of the threat assessment team must be involved in the
  660  threat assessment process, from start to finish, including the
  661  determination of the final disposition decision. The threat
  662  assessment teams shall identify members of the school community
  663  to whom threatening behavior should be reported and provide
  664  guidance to students, faculty, and staff regarding recognition
  665  of threatening or aberrant behavior that may represent a threat
  666  to the community, school, or self. Upon the availability of the
  667  behavioral threat assessment instrument developed pursuant to s.
  668  1001.212(12), the threat assessment team shall use that
  669  instrument.
  671  district school board shall adopt policies to ensure the
  672  accurate and timely reporting of incidents related to school
  673  safety and discipline. For purposes of s. 1001.212(8) and this
  674  subsection, incidents related to school safety and discipline
  675  include incidents reported pursuant to ss. 1006.09, 1006.13,
  676  1006.135, 1006.147, and 1006.148. The district school
  677  superintendent is responsible for school environmental safety
  678  incident reporting. A district school superintendent who fails
  679  to comply with this subsection is subject to the penalties
  680  specified in law, including, but not limited to, s.
  681  1001.42(13)(b) or s. 1001.51(12)(b), as applicable. The State
  682  Board of Education shall adopt rules establishing the
  683  requirements for the school environmental safety incident
  684  reporting report.
  686  PLANS.—By August 1, 2021, each district school board shall adopt
  687  a school district emergency event family reunification policy
  688  establishing elements and requirements for a school district
  689  emergency event family reunification plan and individual school
  690  based emergency event family reunification plans for the purpose
  691  of reuniting students and employees with their families in the
  692  event of a mass casualty or other emergency event situation.
  693         (a)School district policies and plans must be coordinated
  694  with the county sheriff and local law enforcement. School-based
  695  plans must be consistent with school board policy and the school
  696  district plan. The school board is encouraged to apply model
  697  mass casualty death notification and reunification policies and
  698  practices referenced in reports published pursuant to s. 943.687
  699  and as developed by the Office of Safe Schools.
  700         (b)Minimally, plans must identify potential reunification
  701  sites and ensure a unified command at each site, identify
  702  equipment needs, provide multiple methods of communication with
  703  family members of students and staff, address training for
  704  employees, and provide multiple methods to aid law enforcement
  705  in identification of students and staff, including written
  706  backup documents.
  707         Section 11. Subsection (6) of section 1006.09, Florida
  708  Statutes, is amended to read:
  709         1006.09 Duties of school principal relating to student
  710  discipline and school safety.—
  711         (6) Each school principal must ensure that standardized
  712  forms prescribed by rule of the State Board of Education are
  713  used to report data concerning school safety and discipline to
  714  the department through the School Environmental Safety Incident
  715  Reporting (SESIR) System. The school principal must develop a
  716  plan to verify the accuracy of reported incidents.
  717         Section 12. Section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, is amended
  718  to read:
  719         1006.12 Safe-school officers at each public school.—For the
  720  protection and safety of school personnel, property, students,
  721  and visitors, each district school board and district school
  722  superintendent school district superintendent shall partner with
  723  law enforcement agencies or security agencies to establish or
  724  assign one or more safe-school officers at each school facility
  725  within the district, including charter schools. A district
  726  school board must collaborate with charter school governing
  727  boards to facilitate charter school access to all safe-school
  728  officer options available under this section. The school
  729  district may implement one or more any combination of the
  730  options specified in subsections (1)-(4) to best meet the needs
  731  of the school district and charter schools.
  733  district may establish school resource officer programs through
  734  a cooperative agreement with law enforcement agencies.
  735         (a) Sworn law enforcement school resource officers shall
  736  undergo criminal background checks, drug testing, and a
  737  psychological evaluation and be certified law enforcement
  738  officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1), who are employed by a law
  739  enforcement agency as defined in s. 943.10(4). The powers and
  740  duties of a law enforcement officer shall continue throughout
  741  the employee’s tenure as a sworn law enforcement school resource
  742  officer.
  743         (b) Sworn law enforcement school resource officers shall
  744  abide by district school board policies and shall consult with
  745  and coordinate activities through the school principal, but
  746  shall be responsible to the law enforcement agency in all
  747  matters relating to employment, subject to agreements between a
  748  district school board and a law enforcement agency. Activities
  749  conducted by the sworn law enforcement school resource officer
  750  which are part of the regular instructional program of the
  751  school shall be under the direction of the school principal.
  752         (c) Sworn law enforcement school resource officers shall
  753  complete mental health crisis intervention training using a
  754  curriculum developed by a national organization with expertise
  755  in mental health crisis intervention. The training shall improve
  756  officers’ knowledge and skills as first responders to incidents
  757  involving students with emotional disturbance or mental illness,
  758  including de-escalation skills to ensure student and officer
  759  safety.
  761  district may commission one or more sworn law enforcement school
  762  safety officers for the protection and safety of school
  763  personnel, property, and students within the school district.
  764  The district school superintendent may recommend, and the
  765  district school board may appoint, one or more sworn law
  766  enforcement school safety officers.
  767         (a) Sworn law enforcement school safety officers shall
  768  undergo criminal background checks, drug testing, and a
  769  psychological evaluation and be law enforcement officers, as
  770  defined in s. 943.10(1), certified under the provisions of
  771  chapter 943 and employed by either a law enforcement agency or
  772  by the district school board. If the officer is employed by the
  773  district school board, the district school board is the
  774  employing agency for purposes of chapter 943, and must comply
  775  with the provisions of that chapter.
  776         (b) A sworn law enforcement school safety officer has and
  777  shall exercise the power to make arrests for violations of law
  778  on district school board property or on property owned or leased
  779  by a charter school under the charter contract, as applicable,
  780  and to arrest persons, whether on or off such property, who
  781  violate any law on such property under the same conditions that
  782  deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests. A sworn law
  783  enforcement school safety officer has the authority to carry
  784  weapons when performing his or her official duties.
  785         (c) A district school board may enter into mutual aid
  786  agreements with one or more law enforcement agencies as provided
  787  in chapter 23. A sworn law enforcement school safety officer’s
  788  salary may be paid jointly by the district school board and the
  789  law enforcement agency, as mutually agreed to.
  790         (d) Sworn law enforcement school safety officers shall
  791  complete mental health crisis intervention training using a
  792  curriculum developed by a national organization with expertise
  793  in mental health crisis intervention. The training must improve
  794  officers’ knowledge and skills as first responders to incidents
  795  involving students with emotional disturbance or mental illness,
  796  including de-escalation skills to ensure student and officer
  797  safety.
  799  school district’s or the charter school governing board’s
  800  discretion, as applicable, pursuant to s. 30.15, a school
  801  district or charter school governing board may participate in
  802  the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program to meet the requirement of
  803  establishing a safe-school officer. The following individuals
  804  may serve as a Feis guardian program certified school guardian,
  805  in support of school-sanctioned activities for purposes of s.
  806  790.115, upon satisfactory completion of the requirements under
  807  s. 30.15(1)(k) and certification by a sheriff:
  808         (a) A school district employee or personnel, as defined
  809  under s. 1012.01, or a charter school employee, as provided
  810  under s. 1002.33(12)(a), who volunteers to serve as a Feis
  811  guardian program certified school guardian in addition to his or
  812  her official job duties; or
  813         (b) An employee of a school district or a charter school
  814  who is hired for the specific purpose of serving as a Feis
  815  guardian program certified school guardian.
  817  A school district or charter school governing board may contract
  818  with a security agency as defined in s. 493.6101(18) to employ
  819  as a Feis guardian program certified school security guard an
  820  individual who holds a Class “D” and Class “G” license pursuant
  821  to chapter 493, provided the following training and contractual
  822  conditions are met:
  823         (a) An individual who serves as a Feis guardian program
  824  certified school security guard, for purposes of satisfying the
  825  requirements of this section, must:
  826         1. Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all training
  827  program requirements of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program,
  828  as provided and certified by a county sheriff, 144 hours of
  829  required training pursuant to s. 30.15(1)(k)2.
  830         2. Submit to and pass a psychological evaluation
  831  administered by a licensed professional psychologist licensed
  832  under chapter 490 and designated by the Department of Law
  833  Enforcement and submit the results of the evaluation to the
  834  sheriff’s office, school district, or charter school governing
  835  board, as applicable. The sheriff’s office must review and
  836  approve the results of each applicant’s psychological evaluation
  837  before accepting the applicant into the Feis guardian program.
  838  The Department of Law Enforcement is authorized to provide the
  839  sheriff’s office, school district, or charter school governing
  840  board with mental health and substance abuse data for compliance
  841  with this paragraph.
  842         3. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
  843  random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
  844  112.0455 and the sheriff’s office, school district, or charter
  845  school governing board, as applicable. The sheriff’s office must
  846  review and approve the results of each applicant’s drug tests
  847  before accepting the applicant into the Feis guardian program.
  848         4. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon
  849  inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an annual
  850  basis, as required by the sheriff’s office and provide
  851  documentation to the sheriff’s office, school district, or
  852  charter school governing board, as applicable.
  853         (b) The contract between a security agency and a school
  854  district or a charter school governing board regarding
  855  requirements applicable to Feis guardian program certified
  856  school security guards serving in the capacity of a safe-school
  857  officer for purposes of satisfying the requirements of this
  858  section shall define the county sheriff or sheriffs entity or
  859  entities responsible for Feis guardian program training and the
  860  responsibilities for maintaining records relating to training,
  861  inspection, and firearm qualification; and define conditions,
  862  requirements, costs, and responsibilities necessary to satisfy
  863  the background screening requirements of paragraph (d).
  864         (c) Feis guardian program certified school security guards
  865  serving in the capacity of a safe-school officer pursuant to
  866  this subsection are in support of school-sanctioned activities
  867  for purposes of s. 790.115, and must aid in the prevention or
  868  abatement of active assailant incidents on school premises.
  869         (d)A Feis guardian program certified school security guard
  870  serving in the capacity of a safe-school officer pursuant to
  871  this subsection is considered to be a “noninstructional
  872  contractor” subject to the background screening requirements of
  873  ss. 1012.465 and 1012.467, as they apply to each applicable
  874  school district or charter school, and these requirements must
  875  be satisfied before the Feis guardian program certified school
  876  security guard is given access to school grounds.
  877         (5) NOTIFICATION.—The school district superintendent or
  878  charter school administrator shall notify the county sheriff and
  879  the Office of Safe Schools immediately after, but no later than
  880  72 hours after:
  881         (a) A safe-school officer is dismissed for misconduct or is
  882  otherwise disciplined.
  883         (b) A safe-school officer discharges his or her firearm in
  884  the exercise of the safe-school officer’s duties, other than for
  885  training purposes.
  886         (6) EXEMPTION.—Any information that would identify whether
  887  a particular individual has been appointed as a safe-school
  888  officer pursuant to this section held by a law enforcement
  889  agency, school district, or charter school is exempt from s.
  890  119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This
  891  subsection is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act
  892  in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October
  893  2, 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through
  894  reenactment by the Legislature.
  896  If a district school board, through its adopted policies,
  897  procedures, or actions, denies a charter school access to any
  898  safe-school officer options pursuant to this section, the school
  899  district must assign a sworn law enforcement school resource
  900  officer or sworn law enforcement school safety officer to the
  901  charter school. Under such circumstances, the charter school’s
  902  share of the costs of the sworn law enforcement school resource
  903  officer or sworn law enforcement school safety officer may not
  904  exceed the safe school allocation funds provided to the charter
  905  school pursuant to s. 1011.62(15) and shall be retained by the
  906  school district.
  907         Section 13. Subsection (3) of section 1006.13, Florida
  908  Statutes, is amended to read:
  909         1006.13 Policy of zero tolerance for crime and
  910  victimization.—
  911         (3) Zero-tolerance policies must require students found to
  912  have committed one of the following offenses to be expelled,
  913  with or without continuing educational services, from the
  914  student’s regular school for a period of not less than 1 full
  915  year, and to be referred to the criminal justice or juvenile
  916  justice system.
  917         (a) Bringing a firearm or weapon, as defined in chapter
  918  790, to school, to any school function, or onto any school
  919  sponsored transportation or possessing a firearm at school.
  920         (b) Making a threat or false report, as defined by ss.
  921  790.162 and 790.163, respectively, involving school or school
  922  personnel’s property, school transportation, or a school
  923  sponsored activity.
  925  District school boards may assign the student to a school-based
  926  diversion program pursuant to s. 985.12 disciplinary program for
  927  the purpose of continuing educational services during the period
  928  of expulsion. District school superintendents may consider the
  929  1-year expulsion requirement on a case-by-case basis and request
  930  the district school board to modify the requirement by assigning
  931  the student to a school-based diversion program pursuant to s.
  932  985.12 disciplinary program or second chance school if the
  933  request for modification is in writing and it is determined to
  934  be in the best interest of the student and the school system. If
  935  a student committing any of the offenses in this subsection is a
  936  student who has a disability, the district school board shall
  937  comply with applicable State Board of Education rules.
  938         Section 14. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  939  1006.1493, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  940         1006.1493 Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool.—
  941         (2) The FSSAT must help school officials identify threats,
  942  vulnerabilities, and appropriate safety controls for the schools
  943  that they supervise, pursuant to the security risk assessment
  944  requirements of s. 1006.07(6).
  945         (a) At a minimum, the FSSAT must address all of the
  946  following components:
  947         1. School emergency and crisis preparedness planning;
  948         2. Security, crime, and violence prevention policies and
  949  procedures;
  950         3. Physical security measures;
  951         4. Professional development training needs;
  952         5. An examination of support service roles in school
  953  safety, security, and emergency planning;
  954         6. School security and school police staffing, operational
  955  practices, and related services;
  956         7. School and community collaboration on school safety; and
  957         8. A return on investment analysis of the recommended
  958  physical security controls and;.
  959         9. Policies and procedures to prepare for and respond to
  960  natural or manmade disasters or emergencies, including plans to
  961  reunite students and employees with families after a school is
  962  closed or unexpectedly evacuated due to such disasters or
  963  emergencies.
  964         Section 15. Effective July 1, 2020, subsection (16) of
  965  section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  966         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  967  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  968  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  969  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  970  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  971  follows:
  972         (16) MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION.—The mental health
  973  assistance allocation is created to provide funding to assist
  974  school districts in establishing or expanding school-based
  975  mental health care; train educators and other school staff in
  976  detecting and responding to mental health issues; and connect
  977  children, youth, and families who may experience behavioral
  978  health issues with appropriate services. These funds shall be
  979  allocated annually in the General Appropriations Act or other
  980  law to each eligible school district. Each school district shall
  981  receive a minimum of $100,000, with the remaining balance
  982  allocated based on each school district’s proportionate share of
  983  the state’s total unweighted full-time equivalent student
  984  enrollment. Charter schools that submit a plan separate from the
  985  school district are entitled to a proportionate share of
  986  district funding. The allocated funds may not supplant funds
  987  that are provided for this purpose from other operating funds
  988  and may not be used to increase salaries or provide bonuses.
  989  School districts are encouraged to maximize third-party health
  990  insurance benefits and Medicaid claiming for services, where
  991  appropriate.
  992         (a) Before the distribution of the allocation:
  993         1. The school district shall must develop and submit a
  994  detailed plan outlining the local program and planned
  995  expenditures to the district school board for approval. The This
  996  plan, which must include input from school and community
  997  stakeholders, applies to all district schools, including charter
  998  schools, unless a charter school elects to submit a plan
  999  independently from the school district pursuant to subparagraph
 1000  2.
 1001         2. A charter school may develop and submit a detailed plan
 1002  outlining the local program and planned expenditures to its
 1003  governing body for approval. After the plan is approved by the
 1004  governing body, it must be provided to the charter school’s
 1005  sponsor.
 1006         (b) The plans required under paragraph (a) must be focused
 1007  on a multitiered system of supports to deliver evidence-based
 1008  mental health care assessment, diagnosis, intervention,
 1009  treatment, and recovery services to students with one or more
 1010  mental health or co-occurring substance abuse diagnoses and to
 1011  students at high risk of such diagnoses. The provision of these
 1012  services must be coordinated with a student’s primary mental
 1013  health care provider and with other mental health providers
 1014  involved in the student’s care. At a minimum, the plans must
 1015  include the following elements:
 1016         1. Direct employment of school-based mental health services
 1017  providers to expand and enhance school-based student services
 1018  and to reduce the ratio of students to staff in order to better
 1019  align with nationally recommended ratio models. These providers
 1020  include, but are not limited to, certified school counselors,
 1021  school psychologists, school social workers, and other licensed
 1022  mental health professionals. The plan also must establish
 1023  identify strategies to increase the amount of time that school
 1024  based student services personnel spend providing direct services
 1025  to students, which may include the review and revision of
 1026  district staffing resource allocations based on school or
 1027  student mental health assistance needs.
 1028         2. Contracts or interagency agreements with one or more
 1029  local community behavioral health providers or providers of
 1030  Community Action Team services to provide a behavioral health
 1031  staff presence and services at district schools. Services may
 1032  include, but are not limited to, mental health screenings and
 1033  assessments, individual counseling, family counseling, group
 1034  counseling, psychiatric or psychological services, trauma
 1035  informed care, mobile crisis services, and behavior
 1036  modification. These behavioral health services may be provided
 1037  on or off the school campus and may be supplemented by
 1038  telehealth.
 1039         3. Policies and procedures, including contracts with
 1040  service providers, which will ensure that students who are
 1041  referred to a school-based or community-based mental health
 1042  service provider for mental health screening for the
 1043  identification of mental health concerns and ensure that the
 1044  assessment of students at risk for mental health disorders
 1045  occurs within 15 days of referral. School-based mental health
 1046  services must be initiated within 15 days after identification
 1047  and assessment, and support by community-based mental health
 1048  service providers for students who are referred for community
 1049  based mental health services must be initiated within 30 days
 1050  after the school or district makes a referral.
 1051         4. Mental health policies and procedures that implement and
 1052  support all of the following elements:
 1053         a.Universal supports to promote psychological well-being
 1054  and safe and supportive environments.
 1055         b.Evidence-based strategies or programs to reduce the
 1056  likelihood of at-risk students developing social, emotional, or
 1057  behavioral health problems, depression, anxiety disorders,
 1058  suicidal tendencies, or substance use disorders.
 1059         c.5. Strategies to improve the early identification of
 1060  social, emotional, or behavioral problems or substance use
 1061  disorders; provide, to improve the provision of early
 1062  intervention services;, and to assist students in dealing with
 1063  trauma and violence.
 1064         d.Methods for responding to a student with suicidal
 1065  ideation, including training in suicide risk assessment and the
 1066  use of suicide awareness, prevention, and screening instruments
 1067  developed under s. 1012.583; adoption of guidelines for
 1068  informing parents of suicide risk; and implementation of board
 1069  policies for initiating involuntary examination of students at
 1070  risk of suicide.
 1071         e.A school crisis response plan that includes strategies
 1072  for the prevention of, preparation for, response to, and
 1073  recovery from a range of school crises. The plan must establish
 1074  or coordinate the implementation of district-level and school
 1075  level crisis response teams whose membership includes, but is
 1076  not limited to, representatives of school administration and
 1077  school-based mental health service providers.
 1078         (c) School districts shall submit approved plans, including
 1079  approved plans of each charter school in the district, to the
 1080  commissioner by August 1 of each fiscal year.
 1081         (d) By September 30 of each year Beginning September 30,
 1082  2019, and annually by September 30 thereafter, each school
 1083  district shall submit its district report to the department. By
 1084  November 1 of each year, the department shall submit a state
 1085  summary report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and
 1086  the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Department of
 1087  Education a report on its program outcomes and expenditures for
 1088  the previous fiscal year. The school district report must
 1089  include program outcomes and expenditures for all public schools
 1090  in the district, including charter schools that submitted a
 1091  separate plan. At a minimum, the district and state reports also
 1092  must that, at a minimum, must include school district-level and
 1093  school-level, including charter schools, information, including
 1094  multiple-year trend data, when available, for each of the number
 1095  of each of the following indicators:
 1096         1. The number of students who receive screenings or
 1097  assessments.
 1098         2. The number of students who are referred to either
 1099  school-based or community-based providers for services or
 1100  assistance.
 1101         3. The number of students who receive either school-based
 1102  or community-based interventions, services, or assistance.
 1103         4. The number of school-based and community-based mental
 1104  health providers, including licensure type, paid for from funds
 1105  provided through the allocation.
 1106         5. The number and ratio to students of school social
 1107  workers, school psychologists, and certified school counselors
 1108  employed by the district or charter school and the total number
 1109  of licensed mental health professionals directly employed by the
 1110  district or charter school.
 1111         6. Contract-based collaborative efforts or partnerships
 1112  with community mental health programs, agencies, or providers.
 1113         Section 16. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1114  act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.