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Summary School Security Provisions

Summary School Security Provisions

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Published by Helen Bennett
Summary School Security Provisions, Connecticut, Newtown
Summary School Security Provisions, Connecticut, Newtown

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Published by: Helen Bennett on Apr 01, 2013
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Summary of School Security Provisions
K-12 Language
 
Establishes the
School Safety Infrastructure Council 
which develops safety standards for school building projects.
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The Council must have the initial standards developed by January 1, 2014 and then updatethem annually as necessary.
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Requires projects reviewed by the Department of Construction Services after July 1, 2014 tocomply with the school safety infrastructure standards developed by the School SafetyInfrastructure Council.
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Requires the already existing
School Building Projects Advisory Council 
to include theschool infrastructure safety standards developed in the model blueprints they have availableto schools.
 
Reauthorizes the school security infrastructure competitive grant program to reimburse towns for upgrades to school security infrastructure.
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The reimbursement rate is the same as the districts reimbursement rate under schoolconstruction (between 20% and 80% depending on the municipality).
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Authorizes the issuance $15 million of bonds for the program.
 
Requires the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in consultation with theDepartment of Education to develop school security and safety plan standards by January 1, 2014.
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Annually the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection submits a copy of theschool security and safety standards along with any recommendations for legislation to thePublic Safety and Education Committees.
 
Requires that school security and safety plans be developed at each school.
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These plans must be submitted to the Department of Emergency Services and PublicProtection.
 
Requires
 safe school climate committees
established by the bullying law to investigate instances of disturbing and threating behavior reported to it.
 
Requires the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to maintain a registry of school security consultants operating in the state.
Higher Education Language
 
Requires all state and independent colleges and universities in Connecticut to submit their security plan to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
 
Requires a security and vulnerability assessment every two years.
 
Requires the creation of 
threat assessment teams.
 
 
Requires the Board of Regents for Higher Education to study the creation of a police department for the community colleges.
 
Requires security audits of the state universities and community colleges to be performed by theDepartment of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

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