Directs the Department of Public Instruction (Department) to study and develop recommendations on whether the use of safety measures, including silent and panic alarm systems, are necessary in the schools of North Carolina and would increase the safety of students.
The Department should consider (1) the feasibility and cost of installing silent, panic alarm systems or other safety monitoring equipment in each school, (2) the development of standardized training for school personnel and safety protocols for implementation throughout the state, (3) collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and other appropriate state agencies to ensure the effectiveness of safety measures, and (4) the effectiveness and costs of programs in other states that employ a variety of safety measures in schools, including states that provide for the installation of silent panic alarm systems, when developing their recommendations.
The Department will report its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on or before January 1, 2014.
Bill H 666 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 10 2013 - View summary
Bill H 666 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - View summary
To be summarized at a later date.