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PASB01218
An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for school safety and security training. | Senator McGARRIGLE
Status: Referred to EDUCATION, June 22, 2018 [Senate]
All Versions: Introduced

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Regular Session 2017-2018 Senate Bill 1218 P.N. 1925
PRINTER'S NO. 1925
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1218
Session of
2018
INTRODUCED BY McGARRIGLE, BROWNE, LANGERHOLC, GORDNER, FOLMER,
ARGALL, KILLION, SCHWANK, RESCHENTHALER AND VULAKOVICH,
JUNE 22, 2018
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, JUNE 22, 2018
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," providing for school safety and
security training.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding an
article to read:
ARTICLE XIII-B
SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY
Section 1301-B. (Reserved).
Section 1302-B. School safety and security training.
(a) Duty to provide.--School entities shall provide their
employees with mandatory training on school safety and security
subject to the following:
(1) Training shall address the following:
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(i) Situational awareness.
(ii) Trauma-informed education awareness.
(iii) Behavioral health awareness.
(iv) Suicide and bullying awareness.
(v) Substance use awareness.
(vi) Emergency training drills, including fire,
natural disaster, active shooter, hostage situation and
bomb threat.
(2) Training may be provided through the Internet or
other distance communication systems.
(3) Employees shall complete a minimum of three hours of
training every five years.
(4) Employees required to undergo continuing
professional education under section 1205.2 shall receive
credit toward their continuing professional education
requirements if the training program has been approved by the
department in consultation with the committee.
(b) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"School entity." A school district, intermediate unit, area
vocational-technical school, charter school or private
residential rehabilitative institution.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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