Senate File 160 - Introduced SENATE FILE 160 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 1042) A BILL FOR An Act relating to recommendations regarding school building 1 emergency operations plans. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1046SV (1) 88 je/jh
S.F. 160 Section 1. Section 280.30, subsection 1, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. The board of directors of a school district and the 3 authorities in charge of each accredited nonpublic school 4 shall develop a high-quality emergency operations plan for the 5 district and individual school buildings in which students 6 are educated no later than June 30, 2019. The plan shall 7 include but not be limited to responses to active shooter 8 scenarios and natural disasters. The plan shall provide that 9 any alert regarding an emergency situation that is transmitted 10 to school personnel or students by electronic means shall 11 also be transmitted to the employer of any individual who is 12 not a school employee but who is required as a part of the 13 individual’s employment to regularly be present in a school 14 building during the school year. The plan shall include 15 publication of procedures for school personnel, parents, and 16 guardians to report possible threats to the safety of students 17 or school personnel on school grounds or at school activities. 18 The board and authorities shall consider any recommendations 19 of the department of education and of the department of public 20 safety relating to the development of a high-quality emergency 21 operations plan and shall consult with local emergency 22 management coordinators and local law enforcement agencies in 23 the development of the plan. The board and authorities shall 24 review and update the plan on an annual basis. The plan shall 25 be confidential and shall not be a public record subject to 26 disclosure under chapter 22 . 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill requires school boards and authorities in charge 31 of accredited nonpublic schools to consider recommendations 32 from the department of public safety relating to the 33 development of high-quality emergency operations plans. 34 -1- LSB 1046SV (1) 88 je/jh 1/ 1