A Republican State Lawmaker has filed a bill that is aimed at improving school safety. House bill 79 filed by Representative Bob Hensgens, would require public elementary and secondary schools to coordinate with local law enforcement in developing and implementing school crisis management and response plans.
The bill requires school principals to develop the plans with law enforcement instead of coordinating with school boards. The plan would have to be reviewed at least once annually and be submitted to the local superintendent rather than the school board.
The bill also adds schools to conduct the safety drill within the first 30 days of each school year. And a report to be sent to the local superintendent within seven days. School safety proposals have gained much discussion since the school shooting in Connecticut that left 26 people dead.