Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 7030
Senate . House
The Committee on Appropriations (Diaz) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Paragraph (k) of subsection (1) of section
6 30.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
7 30.15 Powers, duties, and obligations.—
8 (1) Sheriffs, in their respective counties, in person or by
9 deputy, shall:
10 (k) Establish, if the sheriff so chooses, a Coach Aaron
11 Feis Guardian Program to aid in the prevention or abatement of
12 active assailant incidents on school premises. However, if a
13 local school board has voted by a majority to implement such a
14 program, the sheriff in that county shall establish a program,
15 or contract with another sheriff’s office that has established a
16 program, to provide training to school district or charter
17 school employees. A sheriff who has established a guardian
18 program may contract to provide training to a school district or
19 charter school employee employed in a county whose sheriff has
20 not established a guardian program. The sheriff conducting the
21 training will be reimbursed for screening-related and training
22 related costs and for providing a one-time stipend of $500 to
23 each school guardian who participates in the school guardian
24 program. A school guardian may not
has no authority to act in
25 any law enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to
26 prevent or abate an active assailant incident on a school
27 premises. A Excluded from participating in the Coach Aaron Feis
28 Guardian Program are individuals who exclusively perform
29 classroom duties as classroom teachers as defined in s.
30 1012.01(2)(a). This limitation does not apply to classroom
31 teachers of a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, a
32 current servicemember, as defined in s. 250.01, or a current or
33 former law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1), (6),
34 or (8). The sheriff who establishes a chooses to establish the
35 program shall consult with the Department of Law Enforcement on
36 programmatic guiding principles, practices, and resources, and
37 shall certify appoint as school guardians, without the power of
38 arrest, school employees or contract employees, as specified in
39 s. 1006.12(3), who volunteer and who:
40 1. Hold a valid license issued under s. 790.06.
41 2. Complete a 144-hour training program, consisting of 12
42 hours of a certified nationally recognized diversity training
43 and 132 total hours of comprehensive firearm safety and
44 proficiency training conducted by Criminal Justice Standards and
45 Training Commission-certified instructors, which must include:
46 a. Eighty hours of firearms instruction based on the
47 Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Law
48 Enforcement Academy training model, which must include at least
49 10 percent but no more than 20 percent more rounds fired than
50 associated with academy training. Program participants must
51 achieve an 85 percent pass rate on the firearms training.
52 b. Sixteen hours of instruction in precision pistol.
53 c. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using
54 state-of-the-art simulator exercises.
55 d. Eight hours of instruction in active shooter or
56 assailant scenarios.
57 e. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics.
58 f. Twelve hours of instruction in legal issues.
59 3. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a
60 psychologist licensed under chapter 490 and designated by the
61 Department of Law Enforcement and submit the results of the
62 evaluation to the sheriff’s office. The Department of Law
63 Enforcement is authorized to provide the sheriff’s office with
64 mental health and substance abuse data for compliance with this
66 4. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
67 random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
68 112.0455 and the sheriff’s office.
69 5. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon
70 inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an annual
72 6. Successfully complete at least 12 hours of a certified
73 nationally recognized diversity training program.
75 The sheriff who conducts the guardian training shall issue a
76 school guardian certificate to individuals who meet the
77 requirements of this paragraph and subparagraph 2 . The sheriff
78 shall maintain documentation of weapon and equipment
79 inspections, as well as the training, certification, inspection,
80 and qualification records of each school guardian certified
81 appointed by the sheriff. An individual who is certified under
82 this paragraph may serve as a school guardian under s.
83 1006.12(3) only if he or she is appointed by the applicable
84 school district superintendent or charter school principal.
85 Section 2. Effective October 1, 2019, section 843.08,
86 Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
87 843.08 False personation.—A person who falsely assumes or
88 pretends to be a firefighter, a sheriff, an officer of the
89 Florida Highway Patrol, an officer of the Fish and Wildlife
90 Conservation Commission, a fire or arson investigator of the
91 Department of Financial Services, an officer of the Department
92 of Financial Services, an officer of the Department of
93 Corrections, a correctional probation officer, a deputy sheriff,
94 a state attorney or an assistant state attorney, a statewide
95 prosecutor or an assistant statewide prosecutor, a state
96 attorney investigator, a coroner, a police officer, a lottery
97 special agent or lottery investigator, a beverage enforcement
98 agent, a school guardian as described in s. 30.15(1)(k), a
99 security officer licensed under chapter 493 o r watchman, or any
100 member of the Florida Commission on Offender Review or and any
101 administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission, or
102 any personnel or representative of the Department of Law
103 Enforcement, or a federal law enforcement officer as defined in
104 s. 901.1505, and takes upon himself or herself to act as such,
105 or to require any other person to aid or assist him or her in a
106 matter pertaining to the duty of any such officer, commits a
107 felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s.
108 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. However, a person who
109 falsely personates any such officer during the course of the
110 commission of a felony commits a felony of the second degree,
111 punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
112 If the commission of the felony results in the death or personal
113 injury of another human being, the person commits a felony of
114 the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
115 775.083, or s. 775.084. The term “watchman” means a security
116 officer licensed under chapter 493.
117 Section 3. Subsection (16) is added to section 943.03,
118 Florida Statutes, to read:
119 943.03 Department of Law Enforcement.—
120 (16) Upon request, the department shall consult with
121 sheriffs to provide input regarding programmatic guiding
122 principles, practices, and resources in order to assist in the
123 development and implementation of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian
124 Program established pursuant to s. 30.15. Such input and
125 guidance may include, but need not be limited to, standards,
126 curriculum, instructional strategies, evaluation, certification,
127 records retention, equipment, and other resource needs.
128 Section 4. Subsection (4) of section 943.082, Florida
129 Statutes, is amended to read:
130 943.082 School Safety Awareness Program.—
131 (4)(a) Law enforcement dispatch centers, school districts,
132 schools, and other entities identified by the department must
133 shall be made aware of the mobile suspicious activity reporting
135 (b) The district school board shall promote the use of the
136 mobile suspicious activity reporting tool by advertising it on
137 the school district website, in newsletters, on school campuses,
138 and in school publications, by installing it on all mobile
139 devices issued to students, and by bookmarking the website on
140 all computer devices issued to students.
141 Section 5. Subsection (9) is added to section 1001.10,
142 Florida Statutes, to read:
143 1001.10 Commissioner of Education; general powers and
145 (9) The commissioner shall review the report of the School
146 Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup regarding hardening and
147 harm mitigation strategies and recommendations submitted by the
148 Office of Safe Schools, pursuant to s. 1001.212(11). By
149 September 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a summary of
150 such recommendations to the Governor, the President of the
151 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. At a
152 minimum, the summary must include policy and funding
153 enhancements and the estimated costs of and timeframes for
154 implementation of the campus hardening and harm mitigation
155 strategies recommended by the workgroup.
156 Section 6. Subsection (9) is added to section 1001.11,
157 Florida Statutes, to read:
158 1001.11 Commissioner of Education; other duties.—
159 (9) The commissioner shall oversee compliance with the
160 safety and security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas
161 High School Public Safety Act, chapter 2018-03, Laws of Florida,
162 by school districts; district school superintendents; and public
163 schools, including charter schools. The commissioner must
164 facilitate compliance to the maximum extent provided under law,
165 identify incidents of noncompliance, and impose or recommend to
166 the State Board of Education, the Governor, or the Legislature
167 enforcement and sanctioning actions pursuant to s. 1008.32 and
168 other authority granted under law.
169 Section 7. Section 1001.212, Florida Statutes, is amended
170 to read:
171 1001.212 Office of Safe Schools.—There is created in the
172 Department of Education the Office of Safe Schools. The office
173 is fully accountable to the Commissioner of Education. The
174 office shall serve as a central repository for best practices,
175 training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters
176 regarding school safety and security, including prevention
177 efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness
178 planning. The office shall:
179 (1) Establish and update as necessary a school security
180 risk assessment tool for use by school districts pursuant to s.
181 1006.07(6). The office shall make the security risk assessment
182 tool available for use by charter schools. The office shall
183 provide annual training to appropriate school district and
184 charter school personnel on the proper assessment of physical
185 site security and completion of the school security risk
186 assessment tool.
187 (2) Provide ongoing professional development opportunities
188 to school district personnel.
189 (3) Provide a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to
190 providing technical assistance and guidance to school districts
191 on safety and security and recommendations to address findings
192 identified pursuant to s. 1006.07(6).
193 (4) Develop and implement a School Safety Specialist
194 Training Program for school safety specialists appointed
195 pursuant to s. 1006.07(6). The office shall develop the training
196 program which shall be based on national and state best
197 practices on school safety and security and must include active
198 shooter training. The office shall develop training modules in
199 traditional or online formats. A school safety specialist
200 certificate of completion shall be awarded to a school safety
201 specialist who satisfactorily completes the training required by
202 rules of the office.
203 (5) Review and provide recommendations on the security risk
204 assessments. The department may contract with security
205 personnel, consulting engineers, architects, or other safety and
206 security experts the department deems necessary for safety and
207 security consultant services.
208 (6) Coordinate with the Department of Law Enforcement to
209 provide a centralized integrated data repository and data
210 analytics resources to improve access to timely, complete, and
211 accurate information integrating data from, at a minimum, but
212 not limited to, the following data sources by August 1, 2019
213 December 1, 2018:
214 (a) Social media internet posts;
215 (b) Department of Children and Families;
216 (c) Department of Law Enforcement;
217 (d) Department of Juvenile Justice;
218 (e) Mobile suspicious activity reporting tool known as
220 (f) School environmental safety incident reports collected
221 under subsection (8); and
222 (g) (e) Local law enforcement.
224 Data that is exempt or confidential and exempt from public
225 records requirements retains its exempt or confidential and
226 exempt status when incorporated into the centralized integrated
227 data repository. To maintain the confidentiality requirements
228 attached to the information provided to the centralized
229 integrated data repository by the various state and local
230 agencies, data governance and security shall ensure compliance
231 with all applicable state and federal data privacy requirements
232 through the use of user authorization and role-based security,
233 data anonymization and aggregation and auditing capabilities. To
234 maintain the confidentiality requirements attached to the
235 information provided to the centralized integrated data
236 repository by the various state and local agencies, each source
237 agency providing data to the repository shall be the sole
238 custodian of the data for the purpose of any request for
239 inspection or copies thereof under chapter 119. The department
240 shall only allow access to data from the source agencies in
241 accordance with rules adopted by the respective source agencies
242 and the requirements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
243 Criminal Justice Information Services security policy, where
245 (7) Provide data to support the evaluation of mental health
246 services pursuant to s. 1004.44.
247 (8) Provide technical assistance to school districts and
248 charter school governing boards for school environmental safety
249 incident reporting as required under s. 1006.07(9). The office
250 shall collect data through school environmental safety incident
251 reports on incidents that occur on school premises, on school
252 transportation, and at off-campus, school-sponsored events. The
253 office shall review and evaluate school district reports to
254 ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Upon notification
255 by the department that a superintendent has failed to comply
256 with the requirements of s. 1006.07(9), the district school
257 board shall withhold further payment of his or her salary as
258 authorized under s. 1001.42(13)(b) and impose other appropriate
259 sanctions that the commissioner or state board by law may
261 (7) Data that is exempt or confidential and exempt from
262 public records requirements retains its exempt or confidential
263 and exempt status when incorporated into the centralized
264 integrated data repository.
265 (8) To maintain the confidentiality requirements attached
266 to the information provided to the centralized integrated data
267 repository by the various state and local agencies, data
268 governance and security shall ensure compliance with all
269 applicable state and federal data privacy requirements through
270 the use of user authorization and role-based security, data
271 anonymization and aggregation and auditing capabilities.
272 (9) To maintain the confidentiality requirements attached
273 to the information provided to the centralized integrated data
274 repository by the various state and local agencies, each source
275 agency providing data for the repository shall be the sole
276 custodian of the data for the purpose of any request for
277 inspection or copies thereof under chapter 119. The department
278 shall only allow access to data from the source agencies in
279 accordance with rules adopted by the respective source agencies.
280 (9) (10) Award grants to schools to improve the safety and
281 security of school buildings based upon recommendations of the
282 security risk assessment developed pursuant to subsection (1).
283 (10) (11) Disseminate, in consultation with the Department
284 of Law Enforcement, to participating schools awareness and
285 education materials on the School Safety Awareness Program
286 developed pursuant to s. 943.082.
287 (11)(a) Convene a School Hardening and Harm Mitigation
288 Workgroup comprised of individuals with subject matter expertise
289 on school campus hardening best practices. The workgroup shall
290 meet as necessary to review school hardening and harm mitigation
291 policies including, but not limited to, the target hardening
292 practices implemented in other states; the school safety
293 guidelines developed by organizations such as the Partner
294 Alliance for Safer Schools; the tiered approach to target campus
295 hardening strategies identified in the initial report submitted
296 by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety
297 Commission pursuant to s. 943.687(9); and the Florida Building
298 Code for educational facilities construction to determine
299 whether the building code may need to be modified to strengthen
300 school safety and security. Based on this review of school
301 safety best practices, by August 1, 2019, the workgroup shall
302 submit a report to the executive director of the office, which
303 includes, at a minimum:
304 1. A prioritized list for the implementation of school
305 campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies and the
306 estimated costs of and timeframes for implementation of the
307 strategies by school districts and charter schools. The
308 estimated costs must include regional and statewide projections
309 of the implementation costs.
310 2. Recommendations for policy and funding enhancements to
311 strengthen school safety and security.
312 (b) Submit to the commissioner:
313 1. The workgroup’s report pursuant to paragraph (a); and
314 2. Recommendations regarding procedures for the office to
315 use to monitor and enforce compliance by the school districts
316 and charter schools in the implementation of the workgroup’s
317 recommended campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies.
318 (12) By August 1, 2019, develop a standardized, statewide
319 behavioral threat assessment instrument for use by all public
320 schools, including charter schools, which addresses early
321 identification, evaluation, early intervention, and student
323 (a) The standardized, statewide behavioral threat
324 assessment instrument must include, but need not be limited to,
325 components and forms that address:
326 1. An assessment of the threat, which includes an
327 assessment of the student, family, and school and social
329 2. An evaluation to determine if the threat is transient or
331 3. The response to a substantive threat, which includes the
332 school response and the role of law enforcement agencies.
333 4. The response to a serious substantive threat, including
334 mental health and law enforcement referrals.
335 5. Ongoing monitoring to assess implementation of safety
337 6. Training for members of threat assessment teams
338 established under s. 1006.07(7) and school administrators
339 regarding the use of the instrument.
340 (b) The office shall:
341 1. By August 1, 2020, evaluate each school district’s and
342 charter school governing board’s behavioral threat assessment
343 procedures for compliance with this subsection.
344 2. Notify the district school superintendent or charter
345 school governing board, as applicable, if the behavioral threat
346 assessment is not in compliance with this subsection.
347 3. Report any issues of ongoing noncompliance with this
348 subsection to the commissioner and the district school
349 superintendent or the charter school governing board, as
351 (13) Establish the Statewide Threat Assessment Database
352 Workgroup, composed of members appointed by the department, to
353 complement the work of the department and the Department of Law
354 Enforcement associated with the centralized integrated data
355 repository and data analytics resources initiative and make
356 recommendations regarding the development of a statewide threat
357 assessment database. The database must allow authorized public
358 school personnel to enter information related to any threat
359 assessment conducted at their respective schools using the
360 instrument developed by the office pursuant to subsection (12),
361 and must provide such information to authorized personnel in
362 each school district and public school and to appropriate
363 stakeholders. By December 31, 2019, the workgroup shall provide
364 a report to the office with recommendations that include, but
365 need not be limited to:
366 (a) Threat assessment data that should be required to be
367 entered into the database.
368 (b) School district and public school personnel who should
369 be allowed to input student records to the database and view
370 such records.
371 (c) Database design and functionality, to include data
373 (d) Restrictions and authorities on information sharing,
375 1. Section 1002.22 and other applicable state laws.
376 2. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
377 20 U.S.C. s. 1232g, 42 C.F.R. part 2; the Health Insurance
378 Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 42 U.S.C. s. 1320d6,
379 45 C.F.R. part 164, subpart E; and other applicable federal
381 3. The appropriateness of interagency agreements that will
382 allow law enforcement to view database records.
383 (e) The cost to develop and maintain a statewide online
385 (f) An implementation plan and timeline for the workgroup
387 (14) Monitor compliance with requirements relating to
388 school safety by school districts and public schools, including
389 charter schools. The office shall report incidents of
390 noncompliance to the commissioner pursuant to s. 1001.11(9) and
391 the state board pursuant to s. 1008.32 and other requirements of
392 law, as appropriate.
393 Section 8. Paragraph (b) of subsection (16) of section
394 1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
395 1002.33 Charter schools.—
396 (16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.—
397 (b) Additionally, a charter school shall be in compliance
398 with the following statutes:
399 1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and
400 records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties.
401 2. Chapter 119, relating to public records.
402 3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size,
403 except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.
404 1003.03 shall be the average at the school level.
405 4. Section 1012.22(1)(c), relating to compensation and
406 salary schedules.
407 5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions.
408 6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with
409 instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011.
410 7. Section 1012.34, relating to the substantive
411 requirements for performance evaluations for instructional
412 personnel and school administrators.
413 8. Section 1006.12, relating to safe-school officers.
414 9. Section 1006.07(7), relating to threat assessment teams.
415 10. Section 1006.07(9), relating to School Environmental
416 Safety Incident Reporting.
417 11. Section 1006.1493, relating to the Florida Safe Schools
418 Assessment Tool.
419 12. Section 1006.07(6)(c), relating to adopting an active
420 assailant response plan.
421 13. Section 943.082(4)(b), relating to the mobile
422 suspicious activity reporting tool.
423 14. Section 1012.584, relating to youth mental health
424 awareness and assistance training.
425 Section 9. Subsection (2) of section 1003.25, Florida
426 Statutes, is amended to read:
427 1003.25 Procedures for maintenance and transfer of student
429 (2) The procedure for transferring and maintaining records
430 of students who transfer from school to school shall be
431 prescribed by rules of the State Board of Education. The
432 intradistrict transfer of records shall occur within 1 school
433 day and the interdistrict transfer of records shall occur within
434 2 school days. The records shall include:
435 (a) Verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior
436 patterns, including threat assessment evaluations and
437 intervention services.
438 (b) Psychological evaluations, including therapeutic
439 treatment plans and therapy or progress notes created or
440 maintained by school district or charter school staff, as
442 Section 10. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) and subsections
443 (6) and (7) of section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, are amended,
444 and subsection (9) is added to that section, to read:
445 1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
446 discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
447 provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
448 attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
449 attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
450 welfare of students, including:
451 (1) CONTROL OF STUDENTS.—
452 (b) Require each student at the time of initial
453 registration for school in the school district to note previous
454 school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge, juvenile
455 justice actions, and any corresponding referral referrals to
456 mental health services by the school district the student has
457 had, and have the authority as the district school board of a
458 receiving school district to honor the final order of expulsion
459 or dismissal of a student by any in-state or out-of-state public
460 district school board or private school, or lab school, for an
461 act which would have been grounds for expulsion according to the
462 receiving district school board’s code of student conduct, in
463 accordance with the following procedures:
464 1. A final order of expulsion shall be recorded in the
465 records of the receiving school district.
466 2. The expelled student applying for admission to the
467 receiving school district shall be advised of the final order of
469 3. The district school superintendent of the receiving
470 school district may recommend to the district school board that
471 the final order of expulsion be waived and the student be
472 admitted to the school district, or that the final order of
473 expulsion be honored and the student not be admitted to the
474 school district. If the student is admitted by the district
475 school board, with or without the recommendation of the district
476 school superintendent, the student may be placed in an
477 appropriate educational program and referred to mental health
478 services identified by the school district pursuant to s.
479 1012.584(4), when appropriate, at the direction of the district
480 school board.
481 (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Each district
482 school superintendent shall establish policies and procedures
483 for the prevention of violence on school grounds, including the
484 assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior
485 poses a threat to the safety of the school community.
486 (a) Each district school superintendent shall designate a
487 school administrator as a school safety specialist for the
488 district. The school safety specialist must be a school
489 administrator employed by the school district or a law
490 enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office located in
491 the school district. Any school safety specialist designated
492 from the sheriff’s office must first be authorized and approved
493 by the sheriff employing the law enforcement officer. Any school
494 safety specialist designated from the sheriff’s office remains
495 the employee of the office for purposes of compensation,
496 insurance, workers’ compensation, and other benefits authorized
497 by law for a law enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s
498 office. The sheriff and the school superintendent may determine
499 by agreement the reimbursement for such costs, or may share the
500 costs, associated with employment of the law enforcement officer
501 as a school safety specialist. The school safety specialist must
502 earn a certificate of completion of the school safety specialist
503 training provided by the Office of Safe Schools within 1 year
504 after appointment and is responsible for the supervision and
505 oversight for all school safety and security personnel,
506 policies, and procedures in the school district. The school
507 safety specialist shall:
508 1. Review school district policies and procedures for
509 compliance with state law and rules, including the district’s
510 timely and accurate submission of school environmental safety
511 incident reports to the department pursuant s. 1001.212(8).
512 2. Provide the necessary training and resources to students
513 and school district staff in matters relating to youth mental
514 health awareness and assistance; emergency procedures, including
515 active shooter training; and school safety and security.
516 3. Serve as the school district liaison with local public
517 safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and
518 organizations in matters of school safety and security.
519 4. In collaboration with the appropriate public safety
520 agencies, as that term is defined in s. 365.171, annually
521 conduct a school security risk assessment in accordance with s.
522 1006.1493 at each public school using the Florida Safe Schools
523 Assessment Tool school security risk assessment tool developed
524 by the Office of Safe Schools pursuant to s. 1006.1493. Based on
525 the assessment findings, the district’s school safety specialist
526 shall provide recommendations to the district school
527 superintendent and the district school board which identify
528 strategies and activities that the district school board should
529 implement in order to address the findings and improve school
530 safety and security. Annually, Each district school board must
531 receive such findings and the school safety specialist’s
532 recommendations at a publicly noticed district school board
533 meeting to provide the public an opportunity to hear the
534 district school board members discuss and take action on the
535 findings and recommendations. Each school safety specialist
536 shall report such findings and school board action to the Office
537 of Safe Schools within 30 days after the district school board
539 (b) Each school safety specialist shall coordinate with the
540 appropriate public safety agencies, as defined in s. 365.171,
541 that are designated as first responders to a school’s campus to
542 conduct a tour of such campus once every 3 years and provide
543 recommendations related to school safety. The recommendations by
544 the public safety agencies must be considered as part of the
545 recommendations by the school safety specialist pursuant to
546 paragraph (a).
547 (c) Each district school board and charter school governing
548 board must adopt an active assailant response plan. By October
549 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, each district school
550 superintendent and charter school principal shall certify that
551 all school personnel have received annual training on the
552 procedures contained in the active assailant response plan for
553 the applicable school district or charter school.
554 (7) THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMS.—Each district school board
555 shall adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment
556 teams at each school whose duties include the coordination of
557 resources and assessment and intervention with individuals whose
558 behavior may pose a threat to the safety of school staff or
559 students consistent with the model policies developed by the
560 Office of Safe Schools. Such policies must shall include
561 procedures for referrals to mental health services identified by
562 the school district pursuant to s. 1012.584(4), when
563 appropriate, and procedures for behavioral threat assessments in
564 compliance with the instrument developed pursuant to s.
566 (a) A threat assessment team shall include persons with
567 expertise in counseling, instruction, school administration, and
568 law enforcement. The threat assessment teams shall identify
569 members of the school community to whom threatening behavior
570 should be reported and provide guidance to students, faculty,
571 and staff regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant
572 behavior that may represent a threat to the community, school,
573 or self. Upon the availability of the behavioral threat
574 assessment instrument developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(12), the
575 threat assessment team shall use that instrument.
576 (b) Upon a preliminary determination that a student poses a
577 threat of violence or physical harm to himself or herself or
578 others, a threat assessment team shall immediately report its
579 determination to the superintendent or his or her designee. The
580 superintendent or his or her designee shall immediately attempt
581 to notify the student’s parent or legal guardian. Nothing in
582 this subsection shall preclude school district personnel from
583 acting immediately to address an imminent threat.
584 (c) Upon a preliminary determination by the threat
585 assessment team that a student poses a threat of violence to
586 himself or herself or others or exhibits significantly
587 disruptive behavior or need for assistance, authorized members
588 of the threat assessment team may obtain criminal history record
589 information pursuant to s. 985.04(1) , as provided in s. 985.047.
590 A member of a threat assessment team may not disclose any
591 criminal history record information obtained pursuant to this
592 section or otherwise use any record of an individual beyond the
593 purpose for which such disclosure was made to the threat
594 assessment team.
595 (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all state
596 and local agencies and programs that provide services to
597 students experiencing or at risk of an emotional disturbance or
598 a mental illness, including the school districts, school
599 personnel, state and local law enforcement agencies, the
600 Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and
601 Families, the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care
602 Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the
603 Department of Education, the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office,
604 and any service or support provider contracting with such
605 agencies, may share with each other records or information that
606 are confidential or exempt from disclosure under chapter 119 if
607 the records or information are reasonably necessary to ensure
608 access to appropriate services for the student or to ensure the
609 safety of the student or others. All such state and local
610 agencies and programs shall communicate, collaborate, and
611 coordinate efforts to serve such students.
612 (e) If an immediate mental health or substance abuse crisis
613 is suspected, school personnel shall follow policies established
614 by the threat assessment team to engage behavioral health crisis
615 resources. Behavioral health crisis resources, including, but
616 not limited to, mobile crisis teams and school resource officers
617 trained in crisis intervention, shall provide emergency
618 intervention and assessment, make recommendations, and refer the
619 student for appropriate services. Onsite school personnel shall
620 report all such situations and actions taken to the threat
621 assessment team, which shall contact the other agencies involved
622 with the student and any known service providers to share
623 information and coordinate any necessary followup actions. Upon
624 the student’s transfer to a different school, the threat
625 assessment team shall verify that any intervention services
626 provided to the student remain in place until the threat
627 assessment team of the receiving school independently determines
628 the need for intervention services.
629 (f) Each threat assessment team established pursuant to
630 this subsection shall report quantitative data on its activities
631 to the Office of Safe Schools in accordance with guidance from
632 the office and shall utilize the threat assessment database
633 developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(13) upon the availability of
634 the database.
635 (9) SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY INCIDENT REPORTING.—Each
636 district school board shall adopt policies to ensure the
637 accurate and timely reporting of incidents related to school
638 safety and discipline. The district school superintendent is
639 responsible for school environmental safety incident reporting.
640 A district school superintendent who fails to comply with this
641 subsection is subject to the penalties specified in law,
642 including, but not limited to, s. 1001.42(13)(b) or s.
643 1001.51(12)(b), as applicable. The State Board of Education
644 shall adopt rules establishing the requirements for the school
645 environmental safety incident report.
646 Section 11. Section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, is amended
647 to read:
648 1006.12 Safe-school officers at each public school.—For the
649 protection and safety of school personnel, property, students,
650 and visitors, each district school board, and school district
651 superintendent, and charter school governing board, as
652 applicable, shall partner with law enforcement agencies to
653 establish or assign one or more safe-school officers at each
654 school facility within the district by implementing any
655 combination of the following options which best meets the needs
656 of the school district:
657 (1) Establish school resource officer programs, through a
658 cooperative agreement with law enforcement agencies.
659 (a) School resource officers shall undergo criminal
660 background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
661 and be certified law enforcement officers, as defined in s.
662 943.10(1), who are employed by a law enforcement agency as
663 defined in s. 943.10(4). The powers and duties of a law
664 enforcement officer shall continue throughout the employee’s
665 tenure as a school resource officer.
666 (b) School resource officers shall abide by district school
667 board policies and shall consult with and coordinate activities
668 through the school principal, but shall be responsible to the
669 law enforcement agency in all matters relating to employment,
670 subject to agreements between a district school board and a law
671 enforcement agency. Activities conducted by the school resource
672 officer which are part of the regular instructional program of
673 the school shall be under the direction of the school principal.
674 (c) Complete mental health crisis intervention training
675 using a curriculum developed by a national organization with
676 expertise in mental health crisis intervention. The training
677 shall improve officers’ knowledge and skills as first responders
678 to incidents involving students with emotional disturbance or
679 mental illness, including de-escalation skills to ensure student
680 and officer safety.
681 (2) Commission one or more school safety officers for the
682 protection and safety of school personnel, property, and
683 students within the school district. The district school
684 superintendent may recommend, and the district school board may
685 appoint, one or more school safety officers.
686 (a) School safety officers shall undergo criminal
687 background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
688 and be law enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1),
689 certified under the provisions of chapter 943 and employed by
690 either a law enforcement agency or by the district school board.
691 If the officer is employed by the district school board, the
692 district school board is the employing agency for purposes of
693 chapter 943, and must comply with the provisions of that
695 (b) A school safety officer has and shall exercise the
696 power to make arrests for violations of law on district school
697 board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such
698 property, who violate any law on such property under the same
699 conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests.
700 A school safety officer has the authority to carry weapons when
701 performing his or her official duties.
702 (c) A district school board may enter into mutual aid
703 agreements with one or more law enforcement agencies as provided
704 in chapter 23. A school safety officer’s salary may be paid
705 jointly by the district school board and the law enforcement
706 agency, as mutually agreed to.
707 (3) At the school district’s or the charter school
708 governing board’s discretion, participate in the Coach Aaron
709 Feis Guardian Program if such program is established pursuant to
710 s. 30.15, to meet the requirement of establishing a safe-school
711 officer. The following individuals may serve as a school
712 guardian upon satisfactory completion of the requirements under
713 s. 30.15(1)(k) and certification by a sheriff:
714 (a) A school district employee or personnel, as defined
715 under s. 1012.01, or a charter school employee, as provided
716 under s. 1002.33(12)(a), who volunteers to serve as a school
717 guardian in addition to his or her official job duties;
718 (b) An employee of a school district or a charter school
719 who is hired for the specific purpose of serving as a school
720 guardian; or
721 (c) A contract employee licensed under s. 493.6301 who
722 works in the school district or for a charter school through a
723 contract with a security agency as that term is defined in s.
724 493.6101(18). Contract employees may receive school guardian
725 training through a participating sheriff’s office contingent
726 upon defined financial or service obligations by the security
727 agency enumerated in the contract between the school district or
728 the charter school governing board, as appropriate, and the
729 security agency.
730 (4) Any information that would identify whether a
731 particular individual has been appointed as a safe-school
732 officer pursuant to this section held by a law enforcement
733 agency, school district, or charter school is exempt from s.
734 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This
735 subsection is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act
736 in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October
737 2, 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through
738 reenactment by the Legislature.
739 Section 12. Section 1006.1493, Florida Statutes, is amended
740 to read:
741 1006.1493 Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool.—
742 (1) The department, through the Office of Safe Schools
743 pursuant s. 1001.212, shall contract with a security consulting
744 firm that specializes in the development of risk assessment
745 software solutions and has experience in conducting security
746 assessments of public facilities to develop, update, and
747 implement a risk assessment tool, which shall be known as the
748 Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT). The FSSAT must be
749 the primary physical site security assessment tool as revised
750 and required by the Office of Safe Schools which is used by
751 school officials at each school district and public school site
752 in the state in conducting security assessments for use by
753 school officials at each school district and public school site
754 in the state.
755 (2) The FSSAT must help school officials identify threats,
756 vulnerabilities, and appropriate safety controls for the schools
757 that they supervise, pursuant to the security risk assessment
758 requirements of s. 1006.07(6).
759 (a) At a minimum, the FSSAT must address all of the
760 following components:
761 1. School emergency and crisis preparedness planning;
762 2. Security, crime, and violence prevention policies and
764 3. Physical security measures;
765 4. Professional development training needs;
766 5. An examination of support service roles in school
767 safety, security, and emergency planning;
768 6. School security and school police staffing, operational
769 practices, and related services;
770 7. School and community collaboration on school safety; and
771 8. A return on investment analysis of the recommended
772 physical security controls.
773 (b) The department shall require by contract that the
774 security consulting firm:
775 1. Generate written automated reports on assessment
776 findings for review by the department and school and district
778 2. Provide training to the department and school officials
779 in the use of the FSSAT and other areas of importance identified
780 by the department; and
781 3. Advise in the development and implementation of
782 templates, formats, guidance, and other resources necessary to
783 facilitate the implementation of this section at state,
784 district, school, and local levels.
785 (3) The Office of Safe Schools must provide annual training
786 to each district’s school safety specialist and other
787 appropriate school district personnel on the assessment of
788 physical site security and completing the FSSAT.
789 (4) By October 1 of each year, each district school
790 superintendent shall submit an FSSAT assessment to the
791 department for each school site. Each school-specific assessment
792 must be approved by the district superintendent or his or her
793 designee, who must be the district’s school safety specialist or
794 a deputy superintendent or assistant superintendent. Any
795 superintendent who fails to comply with the requirements of this
796 subsection is subject to penalties under s. 1001.51(12)(b) and
797 other sanctions that may be applied by the commissioner or state
799 (5) By December 1 of each year, By December 1, 2018, and
800 annually by that date thereafter, the department shall must
801 report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
802 Speaker of the House of Representatives on the status of
803 implementation across school districts and schools. The report
804 must include a summary of the positive school safety measures in
805 place at the time of the assessment and any recommendations for
806 policy changes or funding needed to facilitate continued school
807 safety planning, improvement, and response at the state,
808 district, or school levels.
809 (6) (4) In accordance with ss. 119.071(3)(a) and 281.301,
810 data and information related to security risk assessments
811 administered pursuant to this section and s. 1006.07(6) and the
812 security information contained in the annual report required
813 pursuant to subsection (5) subsection (3) are confidential and
814 exempt from public records requirements.
815 Section 13. Subsection (15) of section 1011.62, Florida
816 Statutes, is amended to read:
817 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
818 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
819 district for operation of schools is not determined in the
820 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
821 the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
823 (15) SAFE SCHOOLS ALLOCATION.—A safe schools allocation is
824 created to provide funding to assist school districts in their
825 compliance with ss. 1006.07-1006.12 s. 1006.07, with priority
826 given to safe-school officers implementing the district’s school
827 resource officer program pursuant to s. 1006.12. Each school
828 district shall receive a minimum safe schools allocation in an
829 amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. Of the
830 remaining balance of the safe schools allocation, two-thirds
831 shall be allocated to school districts based on the most recent
832 official Florida Crime Index provided by the Department of Law
833 Enforcement and one-third shall be allocated based on each
834 school district’s proportionate share of the state’s total
835 unweighted full-time equivalent student enrollment. Any
836 additional funds appropriated to this allocation in the 2018
837 2019 fiscal year must to the school resource officer program
838 established pursuant to s. 1006.12 shall be used exclusively for
839 employing or contracting for safe-school resource officers,
840 established or assigned under s. 1006.12 which shall be in
841 addition to the number of officers employed or contracted for in
842 the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This subsection applies retroactively
843 to July 1, 2018. The amendments to this subsection are intended
844 to be clarifying and remedial in nature.
845 Section 14. Effective July 1, 2019, paragraph (b) of
846 subsection (6) of section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, and
847 subsection (15) of that section, as amended by this act, are
848 amended to read:
849 1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
850 allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
851 district for operation of schools is not determined in the
852 annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
853 the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
855 (6) CATEGORICAL FUNDS.—
856 (b) If a district school board finds and declares in a
857 resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the school board that
858 the funds received for any of the following categorical
859 appropriations are urgently needed to maintain school board
860 specified academic classroom instruction or improve school
861 safety, the school board may consider and approve an amendment
862 to the school district operating budget transferring the
863 identified amount of the categorical funds to the appropriate
864 account for expenditure:
865 1. Funds for student transportation.
866 2. Funds for research-based reading instruction if the
867 required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school
868 day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for
869 the students in each low-performing elementary school in the
870 district pursuant to paragraph (9)(a).
871 3. Funds for instructional materials if all instructional
872 material purchases necessary to provide updated materials that
873 are aligned with applicable state standards and course
874 descriptions and that meet statutory requirements of content and
875 learning have been completed for that fiscal year, but no sooner
876 than March 1. Funds available after March 1 may be used to
877 purchase hardware for student instruction.
878 4. Funds for the guaranteed allocation as provided in
879 subparagraph (1)(e)2.
880 5. Funds for the supplemental academic instruction
881 allocation as provided in paragraph (1)(f).
882 6. Funds for Florida digital classrooms allocation as
883 provided in subsection (12).
884 7. Funds for the federally connected student supplement as
885 provided in subsection (13).
886 8. Funds for class size reduction as provided in s.
888 (15) SAFE SCHOOLS ALLOCATION.—A safe schools allocation is
889 created to provide funding to assist school districts in their
890 compliance with s. 1006.07, with priority given to implementing
891 the district’s school resource officer program pursuant to s.
892 1006.12. Each school district shall receive a minimum safe
893 schools allocation in an amount provided in the General
894 Appropriations Act. Of the remaining balance of the safe schools
895 allocation, one-third two-thirds shall be allocated to school
896 districts based on the most recent official Florida Crime Index
897 provided by the Department of Law Enforcement and two-thirds
898 one-third shall be allocated based on each school district’s
899 proportionate share of the state’s total unweighted full-time
900 equivalent student enrollment. Any additional funds appropriated
901 to this allocation in the 2018-2019 fiscal year must be used
902 exclusively for employing or contracting for safe- school
903 officers, established or assigned under s. 1006.12 . This
904 subsection applies retroactively to July 1, 2018. The amendments
905 to this subsection are intended to be clarifying and remedial in
906 nature .
907 Section 15. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
908 made by this act to section 843.08, Florida Statutes, in a
909 reference thereto, paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
910 921.0022, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
911 921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking
913 (3) OFFENSE SEVERITY RANKING CHART
914 (b) LEVEL 2
916 FloridaStatute FelonyDegree Description
917 379.2431 (1)(e)3. 3rd Possession of 11 or fewer marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
918 379.2431 (1)(e)4. 3rd Possession of more than 11 marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
919 403.413(6)(c) 3rd Dumps waste litter exceeding 500 lbs. in weight or 100 cubic feet in volume or any quantity for commercial purposes, or hazardous waste.
920 517.07(2) 3rd Failure to furnish a prospectus meeting requirements.
921 590.28(1) 3rd Intentional burning of lands.
922 784.05(3) 3rd Storing or leaving a loaded firearm within reach of minor who uses it to inflict injury or death.
923 787.04(1) 3rd In violation of court order, take, entice, etc., minor beyond state limits.
924 806.13(1)(b)3. 3rd Criminal mischief; damage $1,000 or more to public communication or any other public service.
925 810.061(2) 3rd Impairing or impeding telephone or power to a dwelling; facilitating or furthering burglary.
926 810.09(2)(e) 3rd Trespassing on posted commercial horticulture property.
927 812.014(2)(c)1. 3rd Grand theft, 3rd degree; $300 or more but less than $5,000.
928 812.014(2)(d) 3rd Grand theft, 3rd degree; $100 or more but less than $300, taken from unenclosed curtilage of dwelling.
929 812.015(7) 3rd Possession, use, or attempted use of an antishoplifting or inventory control device countermeasure.
930 817.234(1)(a)2. 3rd False statement in support of insurance claim.
931 817.481(3)(a) 3rd Obtain credit or purchase with false, expired, counterfeit, etc., credit card, value over $300.
932 817.52(3) 3rd Failure to redeliver hired vehicle.
933 817.54 3rd With intent to defraud, obtain mortgage note, etc., by false representation.
934 817.60(5) 3rd Dealing in credit cards of another.
935 817.60(6)(a) 3rd Forgery; purchase goods, services with false card.
936 817.61 3rd Fraudulent use of credit cards over $100 or more within 6 months.
937 826.04 3rd Knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with person to whom related.
938 831.01 3rd Forgery.
939 831.02 3rd Uttering forged instrument; utters or publishes alteration with intent to defraud.
940 831.07 3rd Forging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
941 831.08 3rd Possessing 10 or more forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts.
942 831.09 3rd Uttering forged notes, bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
943 831.11 3rd Bringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
944 832.05(3)(a) 3rd Cashing or depositing item with intent to defraud.
945 843.08 3rd False personation.
946 893.13(2)(a)2. 3rd Purchase of any s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (2)(c)10., (3), or (4) drugs other than cannabis.
947 893.147(2) 3rd Manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia.
949 Section 16. The Legislature finds that a proper and
950 legitimate state purpose is served when district school boards
951 are afforded options for the provision of safe-school officers
952 for the protection and safety of school personnel, property,
953 students, and visitors. School guardians must be available to
954 any district school board that chooses such an option.
955 Therefore, the Legislature determines and declares that this act
956 fulfills an important state interest.
957 Section 17. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
958 act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
960 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
961 And the title is amended as follows:
962 Delete everything before the enacting clause
963 and insert:
964 A bill to be entitled
965 An act relating to implementation of legislative
966 recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
967 School Public Safety Commission; amending s. 30.15,
968 F.S.; requiring a sheriff to establish a school
969 guardian program or contract with another sheriff’s
970 office that has established a program under a certain
971 condition; authorizing sheriffs that have established
972 a guardian program to contract to provide training for
973 a specified purpose; providing for reimbursement of
974 the sheriff who conducts such training; removing the
975 prohibition against classroom teachers serving as
976 school guardians; conforming provisions to changes
977 made by the act; revising certification requirements
978 for school guardians; prohibiting individuals from
979 serving as school guardians unless they are appointed
980 by a superintendent or charter school principal, as
981 applicable; amending s. 843.08, F.S.; adding school
982 guardians to the list of officials the false
983 personation of whom is prohibited and subject to
984 criminal penalties; making technical changes; amending
985 s. 943.03, F.S.; requiring the Department of Law
986 Enforcement to consult with sheriffs who establish a
987 guardian program on programmatic guiding principles,
988 practices, and resources relating to the development
989 and implementation of the program; amending s.
990 943.082, F.S.; requiring school districts to promote a
991 mobile suspicious activity reporting tool through
992 specified platforms and mediums; amending s. 1001.10,
993 F.S.; requiring the Commissioner of Education to
994 review recommendations from the School Hardening and
995 Harm Mitigation Workgroup; requiring the commissioner
996 to submit a summary to the Governor and the
997 Legislature by a specified date; providing
998 requirements for the summary; amending s. 1001.11,
999 F.S.; revising the duties of the commissioner to
1000 include oversight of compliance with the safety and
1001 security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas
1002 High School Public Safety Act by specified persons and
1003 entities; amending s. 1001.212, F.S.; requiring the
1004 Office of Safe Schools to annually provide training
1005 for specified personnel; conforming provisions to
1006 changes made by the act; requiring the office to
1007 provide data to support the evaluation of mental
1008 health services; requiring the office to collect data
1009 through the school environmental safety incident
1010 reports; requiring the office to provide technical
1011 assistance for school safety incident reporting;
1012 requiring the office to review and evaluate school
1013 district reports for compliance; requiring a district
1014 school board to withhold a superintendent’s salary in
1015 response to the superintendent’s noncompliance;
1016 requiring the office to convene a School Hardening and
1017 Harm Mitigation Workgroup; providing for membership
1018 and duties of the workgroup; requiring the workgroup
1019 to submit a report and recommendations to the
1020 executive director of the office and the commissioner;
1021 providing requirements for the report; requiring the
1022 office to develop a behavioral threat assessment
1023 instrument; providing requirements for the instrument;
1024 requiring the office to establish the Statewide Threat
1025 Assessment Database Workgroup to make certain
1026 recommendations relating to a statewide threat
1027 assessment database; providing requirements for the
1028 database; requiring the workgroup to report
1029 recommendations to the office by a specified date;
1030 providing requirements for such recommendations;
1031 requiring the office to monitor school district and
1032 public school, including charter schools, compliance
1033 with requirements relating to school safety; requiring
1034 the office to report incidents of noncompliance to the
1035 commissioner and the state board; amending s. 1002.33,
1036 F.S.; requiring charter schools to comply with
1037 specified provisions; amending s. 1003.25, F.S.;
1038 providing requirements for the transfer of certain
1039 student records; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring
1040 that a school safety specialist be a school
1041 administrator employed by the school district or a law
1042 enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office
1043 located in the school district; providing requirements
1044 for a school safety specialist designated from a
1045 sheriff’s office; providing that a school safety
1046 specialist designated from a sheriff’s office remains
1047 an employee of such office for certain purposes;
1048 authorizing the sheriff and school superintendent to
1049 determine by agreement the reimbursement or sharing of
1050 costs associated with employment of the law
1051 enforcement officer as a school safety specialist;
1052 requiring district school boards to adopt an active
1053 assailant response plan; requiring each district
1054 school superintendent and charter school principal to
1055 certify by a specified date, and annually thereafter,
1056 that all school personnel have received annual
1057 training under the plan; requiring that certain
1058 policies adopted by school districts include
1059 procedures for behavioral threat assessments;
1060 requiring threat assessment teams to utilize the
1061 behavioral threat assessment instrument and the threat
1062 assessment database developed by the office when they
1063 become available; requiring threat assessment teams to
1064 verify that, upon a student’s transfer to a different
1065 school, any intervention services provided to the
1066 student remain in place until the team makes a certain
1067 determination; requiring district school boards to
1068 adopt policies for accurate and timely reporting of
1069 school environmental safety incidents; providing
1070 penalties for noncompliance with such policies;
1071 requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules
1072 establishing requirements for school environmental
1073 safety incident reports; amending s. 1006.12, F.S.;
1074 requiring a charter school governing board to partner
1075 with law enforcement agencies to establish or assign a
1076 safe-school officer; expanding the categories of
1077 individuals who may serve as school guardians;
1078 amending s. 1006.1493, F.S.; requiring the Florida
1079 Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT) to be the primary
1080 site security assessment tool for school districts;
1081 requiring the office to provide FSSAT training;
1082 requiring the superintendent to annually submit FSSAT
1083 assessments to the department; providing requirements
1084 for the assessment; providing penalties for failure to
1085 comply with requirements; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.;
1086 modifying the required use of funds in the safe
1087 schools allocation; providing for retroactive
1088 application; providing legislative intent; expanding,
1089 as of a specified date, the categorical fund that may
1090 be accessed to improve classroom instruction or
1091 improve school safety; deleting obsolete language;
1092 reenacting s. 921.0022(3)(b), F.S., relating to the
1093 offense severity ranking chart of the Criminal
1094 Punishment Code, to incorporate the amendment made to
1095 s. 843.08, F.S., in a reference thereto; providing a
1096 declaration of important state interest; providing
1097 effective dates.