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SB-541 School safety: lockdown drills and multioption response drills: report.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


 Section 32289.5 is added to the Education Code, immediately following Section 32289, to read:

 (a) The department shall collect, and local educational agencies shall provide, data pertaining to lockdown or multioption response drills conducted at schoolsites within school districts, county offices of education and charter schools providing instructional services to pupils in kindergarten or in any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. The data may be collected from a representative sample of schoolsites, with a methodology to be determined by the Superintendent. Specifically, the department shall collect data including, but not limited to, all of the following information:
(1) The portion of schoolsites conducting drills and the population they serve.
(2) The types of drills performed and their frequency.
(3) Information about staff training in preparation for drills.
(4) Information pertaining to schoolsite evaluations, if any, of the drill impacts.
(5) Information pertaining to staff and parental notifications of drills.
(b) The department shall either conduct, or contract with a nonprofit research entity to conduct, a study that identifies best practices for age-appropriate drills, the effectiveness of lockdown or multioption response drills in schools, and the effects drills have on pupil emotional wellbeing and emergency preparedness.
(c) (1) The department shall submit to the Governor and relevant policy committees of the Legislature on or before November 1, 2021, a report containing data collected pursuant to subdivision (a) and findings and recommendations from the study conducted pursuant to subdivision (b).
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this subdivision shall become inoperative on November 1, 2025.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.