General Assembly: 87 (2018 Regular GA) - Chapter 1109 - School building emergency operations plans

Published: 2018-04-11

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S.F. 2364

AN ACT requiring school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to develop high-quality emergency operations plans for school buildings.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 280.30 High-quality school building emergency operations plans. 1. The board of directors of a school district and the authorities in charge of each

accredited nonpublic school shall develop a high-quality emergency operations plan for the district and individual school buildings in which students are educated no later than June 30, 2019. The plan shall include but not be limited to responses to active shooter scenarios and natural disasters. The plan shall provide that any alert regarding an emergency situation that is transmitted to school personnel or students by electronic means shall also be transmitted to the employer of any individual who is not a school employee but who is required as a part of the individual’s employment to regularly be present in a school building during the school year. The plan shall include publication of procedures for school personnel, parents, and guardians to report possible threats to the safety of students or school personnel on school grounds or at school activities. The board and authorities shall consider any recommendations of the department of education relating to the development of a high-quality emergency operations plan and shall consult with local emergency management coordinators and local law enforcement agencies in the development of the plan. The board and authorities shall review and update the plan on an annual basis. The plan shall be confidential and shall not be a public record subject to disclosure under chapter 22. 2. The board of directors of a school district and the authorities in charge of each

accredited nonpublic school shall require that at least once per school year an emergency operations drill based on the emergency operations plan be conducted in each individual school building in which students are educated. The board and authorities shall determine which school personnel participate in the drill and whether students or local law enforcement agencies participate in the drill. The drill may include but is not limited to a table top exercise, walk-through, partial drill, or full drill. This subsection shall not be construed to affect the requirements of section 100.31, subsection 1.

Approved April 11, 2018

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