The passage of Senate Bill 8/HB 354, which changes several of Kentucky’s current school safety statutes, which took effect on June 25, 2013. This bill expands current law by requiring schools and districts to invite community first responders in their emergency plans, and presents an opportunity for review and refinement of current emergency and safety practices through continuous improvement.
Emergency Drills for
SB8 – Jan. 31st Deadline
Due to snow
days and extreme temperatures, many schools have not yet completed the 4 drills
that are required by SB 8
to be completed by January 31st.
would like to remind schools to use common sense and keep kids safe and
document when drills are completed and why they may be after the deadline.
Schools and districts
not completing the required drills by the January 31st deadline due
to weather will not be penalized.
District and School Assurances
Summary of SB8/HB354 for District and School Use
Guidance for SB8/HB354 Emergency Management Planning for Schools and Districts, August 2, 2013
SB8/HB354 Emergency Management Planning for Schools and Districts WebEx, July 30, 2013, PowerPoint Presentation
Emergency Management Plan Refinement Worksheet, August 2, 2013
SB8/HB354 Resources, July 10, 2013
SB8/HB354 Frequently Asked Questions, August 15, 2013
SBDM Sample Policy for Emergency Management Planning, SBDM website
ASSIST Technical Guide, School Safety for Kentucky Schools Districts