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 include community first responders in their emergency plans, and presents an opportunity for review and refinement of current emergency and safety practices through continuous improvement.
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This is a REMINDER that the Safe Schools Report to support SB8/HB354 is due in ASSIST by November 1, 2013.
- Only the district is required to complete the report in ASSIST. KDE is encouraging all schools to take a continuous improvement approach to school safety by completing the School Safety Diagnostic as a part of their Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and by using the planning and reflection tool that has been developed for schools to use as they refine and improve their safe school procedures. The ASSIST Technical Guide, School Safety for Kentucky Schools and Districts, will help with completion of the district report in ASSIST.
- The Safe Schools Report for districts is a separate requirement from the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, which is due late November.
For additional questions, contact Tom Edgett or Libby Taylor with KDE or call 502-564-4772.
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