Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7030
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Simmons) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 418 - 452
    4  and insert:
    5         (a) Each district school superintendent shall designate a
    6  school administrator as a school safety specialist for the
    7  district. The school safety specialist must be a school
    8  administrator employed by the school district or a law
    9  enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office located in
   10  the school district. Any school safety specialist designated
   11  from the sheriff’s office must first be authorized and approved
   12  by the sheriff employing the law enforcement officer. Any school
   13  safety specialist designated from the sheriff’s office remains
   14  the employee of the office for purposes of compensation,
   15  insurance, workers compensation, and other benefits authorized
   16  by law for a law enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s
   17  office. The sheriff and the school superintendent may determine
   18  by agreement the reimbursement for such costs, or may share the
   19  costs, associated with employment of the law enforcement officer
   20  as a school safety specialist. The school safety specialist must
   21  earn a certificate of completion of the school safety specialist
   22  training provided by the Office of Safe Schools within 1 year
   23  after appointment and is responsible for the supervision and
   24  oversight for all school safety and security personnel,
   25  policies, and procedures in the school district. The school
   26  safety specialist shall:
   27         1. Review policies and procedures for compliance with state
   28  law and rules.
   29         2. Provide the necessary training and resources to students
   30  and school district staff in matters relating to youth mental
   31  health awareness and assistance; emergency procedures, including
   32  active shooter training; and school safety and security.
   33         3. Serve as the school district liaison with local public
   34  safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and
   35  organizations in matters of school safety and security.
   36         4. Conduct a school security risk assessment in accordance
   37  with s. 1006.1493 at each public school using the school
   38  security risk assessment tool developed by the Office of Safe
   39  Schools. Based on the assessment findings, the district’s school
   40  safety specialist shall provide recommendations to the district
   41  school board which identify strategies and activities that the
   42  district school board should implement in order to improve
   43  school safety and security. Annually, each district school board
   44  must receive such findings and the school safety specialist’s
   45  recommendations at a publicly noticed district school board
   46  meeting to provide the public an opportunity to hear the
   47  district school board members discuss and take action on the
   48  findings and recommendations. Each school safety specialist
   49  shall report such findings and school board action to the Office
   50  of Safe Schools within 30 days after the district school board
   51  meeting.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Delete lines 51 - 54
   56  and insert:
   57         for services; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring
   58         that a school safety specialist be a school
   59         administrator employed by the school district or a law
   60         enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office
   61         located in the school district; providing requirements
   62         for a school safety specialist designated from a
   63         sheriff’s office; providing that a school safety
   64         specialist designated from a sheriff’s office remains
   65         an employee of such office for certain purposes;
   66         authorizing the sheriff and school superintendent to
   67         determine by agreement the reimbursement of or sharing
   68         of costs associated with employment of the law
   69         enforcement officer as a school safety specialist;