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

       The Committee on Education (Berman) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 108 - 639
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    5  or abate an active assailant incident on a school premises. A
    6  contract employee licensed under s. 493.6301 who works in the
    7  school district or for a charter school through a contract with
    8  a security agency as that term is defined in s. 493.6101(18) may
    9  serve as a school guardian upon satisfactory completion of the
   10  requirements under this paragraph and certification by a
   11  sheriff. A contract employee may receive school guardian
   12  training through a participating sheriff’s office contingent
   13  upon defined financial or service obligations by the security
   14  agency enumerated in the contract between the school district or
   15  the charter school governing board, as appropriate, and the
   16  security agency. Excluded from participating in the Coach Aaron
   17  Feis Guardian Program are individuals who exclusively perform
   18  classroom duties as classroom teachers as defined in s.
   19  1012.01(2)(a). This limitation does not apply to classroom
   20  teachers of a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, a
   21  current servicemember, as defined in s. 250.01, or a current or
   22  former law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1), (6),
   23  or (8). A The sheriff who establishes a chooses to establish the
   24  program shall certify appoint as school guardians, without the
   25  power of arrest, school employees or contract employees, as
   26  specified in s. 1006.12(3), who volunteer and who:
   27         1. Hold a valid license issued under s. 790.06.
   28         2. Complete 132 total hours of comprehensive firearm safety
   29  and proficiency training conducted by Criminal Justice Standards
   30  and Training Commission-certified instructors, which must
   31  include:
   32         a. Eighty hours of firearms instruction based on the
   33  Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Law
   34  Enforcement Academy training model, which must include at least
   35  10 percent but no more than 20 percent more rounds fired than
   36  associated with academy training. Program participants must
   37  achieve an 85 percent pass rate on the firearms training.
   38         b. Sixteen hours of instruction in precision pistol.
   39         c. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using
   40  state-of-the-art simulator exercises.
   41         d. Eight hours of instruction in active shooter or
   42  assailant scenarios.
   43         e. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics.
   44         f. Twelve hours of instruction in legal issues.
   45         3. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a
   46  psychologist licensed under chapter 490 and designated by the
   47  Department of Law Enforcement and submit the results of the
   48  evaluation to the sheriff’s office. The Department of Law
   49  Enforcement is authorized to provide the sheriff’s office with
   50  mental health and substance abuse data for compliance with this
   51  paragraph.
   52         4. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
   53  random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
   54  112.0455 and the sheriff’s office.
   55         5. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon
   56  inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an annual
   57  basis.
   58         6. Successfully complete at least 12 hours of a certified
   59  nationally recognized diversity training program.
   61  The sheriff shall issue a school guardian certificate to
   62  individuals who meet the requirements of this paragraph and
   63  subparagraph 2. The sheriff shall maintain documentation of
   64  weapon and equipment inspections, as well as the training,
   65  certification, inspection, and qualification records of each
   66  school guardian appointed by the sheriff.
   67         Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 943.082, Florida
   68  Statutes, is amended to read:
   69         943.082 School Safety Awareness Program.—
   70         (4)(a) Law enforcement dispatch centers, school districts,
   71  schools, and other entities identified by the department must
   72  shall be made aware of the mobile suspicious activity reporting
   73  tool.
   74         (b)The district school board shall promote the use of the
   75  mobile suspicious activity reporting tool by advertising it on
   76  the school district website, in newsletters, on school campuses,
   77  and in school publications and by installing it on all computer
   78  devices issued to students.
   79         Section 2. Subsection (9) is added to section 1001.10,
   80  Florida Statutes, to read:
   81         1001.10 Commissioner of Education; general powers and
   82  duties.—
   83         (9)The commissioner shall review the report of the School
   84  Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup regarding hardening and
   85  harm mitigation strategies and recommendations submitted by the
   86  Office of Safe Schools, pursuant to s. 1001.212(12). By
   87  September 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a summary of
   88  such recommendations to the Governor, the President of the
   89  Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. At a
   90  minimum, the summary must include recommendations for policy and
   91  funding enhancements and the estimated costs of and timeframes
   92  for implementation of the campus hardening and harm mitigation
   93  strategies recommended by the workgroup.
   94         Section 3. Subsection (9) of section 1001.11, Florida
   95  Statutes, is added to read:
   96         1001.11 Commissioner of Education; other duties.—
   97         (9) The commissioner shall oversee compliance with the
   98  safety and security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas
   99  High School Public Safety Act, chapter 2018-03, Laws of Florida,
  100  by school districts; district school superintendents; public
  101  schools, including charter schools; and regional and state
  102  entities. The commissioner must facilitate compliance to the
  103  maximum extent provided under law, identify incidents of
  104  noncompliance, and impose or recommend to the State Board of
  105  Education, the Governor, or the Legislature enforcement and
  106  sanctioning actions pursuant to s. 1008.32 and other authority
  107  granted under law.
  108         Section 4. Subsection (1) is amended, and subsections (12)
  109  through (17) are added to section 1001.212, Florida Statutes, to
  110  read:
  111         1001.212 Office of Safe Schools.—There is created in the
  112  Department of Education the Office of Safe Schools. The office
  113  is fully accountable to the Commissioner of Education. The
  114  office shall serve as a central repository for best practices,
  115  training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters
  116  regarding school safety and security, including prevention
  117  efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness
  118  planning. The office shall:
  119         (1) Establish and update as necessary a school security
  120  risk assessment tool for use by school districts pursuant to s.
  121  1006.07(6). The office shall make the security risk assessment
  122  tool available for use by charter schools. The office shall
  123  provide annual training to appropriate school district and
  124  charter school personnel on the proper assessment of physical
  125  site security and completion of the school security risk
  126  assessment tool.
  127         (12)(a)Convene a School Hardening and Harm Mitigation
  128  Workgroup comprised of individuals with subject matter expertise
  129  on school campus hardening best practices. The workgroup shall
  130  meet as necessary to review school hardening and harm mitigation
  131  policies including, but not limited to, the target hardening
  132  practices implemented in other states; the school safety
  133  guidelines developed by organizations such as the Partner
  134  Alliance for Safer Schools; and the tiered approach to target
  135  campus hardening strategies identified in the initial report
  136  submitted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public
  137  Safety Commission pursuant to s. 943.687(9); and the Florida
  138  Building Code for educational facilities construction to
  139  determine whether the building code may need to be modified to
  140  strengthen school safety and security. Based on this review of
  141  school safety best practices, by August 1, 2019, the workgroup
  142  shall submit a report to the executive director of the office,
  143  which includes, at a minimum:
  144         1. A prioritized list for the implementation of school
  145  campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies and the
  146  estimated costs of and timeframes for implementation of the
  147  strategies by school districts and charter schools. The
  148  estimated costs must include regional and statewide projections
  149  of the implementation costs.
  150         2. Recommendations for policy and funding enhancements to
  151  strengthen school safety and security.
  152         (b) Submit to the commissioner:
  153         1. The workgroup’s report pursuant to paragraph (a); and
  154         2. Recommendations regarding procedures for the office to
  155  use to monitor and enforce compliance by the school districts
  156  and charter schools in the implementation of the workgroup’s
  157  recommended campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies.
  158         (13)Provide technical assistance to school districts and
  159  charter school governing boards for school environmental safety
  160  incident reporting as required under s. 1006.07(9). The office
  161  shall review and evaluate school district reports to ensure
  162  compliance with reporting requirements. Upon notification by the
  163  department that a superintendent has failed to comply with the
  164  requirements of s. 1006.07(9), the district school board shall
  165  withhold further payment of his or her salary as authorized
  166  under s. 1001.42(13)(b) and impose other appropriate sanctions
  167  that the commissioner or state board by law may impose.
  168         (14) By August 1, 2019, develop a standardized, statewide
  169  behavioral threat assessment instrument for use by all public
  170  schools, including charter schools, which addresses early
  171  identification, evaluation, early intervention, and student
  172  support.
  173         (a) The standardized, statewide behavioral threat
  174  assessment instrument must include, but need not be limited to,
  175  components and forms that address:
  176         1. An assessment of the threat, which includes an
  177  assessment of the student, family, and school and social
  178  dynamics.
  179         2. An evaluation to determine if the threat is transient or
  180  substantive.
  181         3. The response to a substantive threat, which includes the
  182  school response and the role of law enforcement agencies.
  183         4. The response to a serious substantive threat, including
  184  mental health and law enforcement referrals.
  185         5. Ongoing monitoring to assess implementation of safety
  186  strategies.
  187         6. Training for members of threat assessment teams
  188  established under s. 1006.07(7) and school administrators
  189  regarding the use of the instrument.
  190         (b) The office shall:
  191         1.By August 1, 2020, evaluate each school district’s
  192  behavioral threat assessment procedures for compliance with this
  193  subsection.
  194         2. Notify the district school superintendent if the school
  195  district behavioral threat assessment is not in compliance with
  196  this subsection.
  197         3. Report any issues of ongoing noncompliance with this
  198  subsection to the district school superintendent, commissioner,
  199  and state board.
  200         (15) Establish the Statewide Threat Assessment Database
  201  Workgroup, comprised of members appointed by the department, to
  202  make recommendations regarding the development of a statewide
  203  threat assessment database. The database must allow authorized
  204  public school personnel to enter information related to any
  205  threat assessment conducted at their respective schools using
  206  the instrument developed by the office pursuant to subsection
  207  (14), and must provide such information to authorized personnel
  208  in each school district and public school and to appropriate
  209  stakeholders. By December 31, 2019, the workgroup shall provide
  210  a report to the office with recommendations that include, but
  211  need not be limited to:
  212         (a) Threat assessment data that should be required to be
  213  entered into the database.
  214         (b) School district and public school personnel who should
  215  be allowed to input student records to the database and view
  216  such records.
  217         (c) Database design and functionality, to include data
  218  security.
  219         (d) Restrictions and authorities on information sharing,
  220  including:
  221         1. Section 1002.22 and other applicable state laws.
  222         2. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
  223  20 U.S.C. s. 1232g, 42 C.F.R. part 2; the Health Insurance
  224  Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 42 U.S.C. s. 1320d6,
  225  45 C.F.R. part 164, subpart E; and other applicable federal
  226  laws.
  227         3.The appropriateness of interagency agreements that will
  228  allow law enforcement to view database records.
  229         (e) The cost to develop and maintain a statewide online
  230  database.
  231         (f) An implementation plan and timeline for the workgroup
  232  recommendations.
  233         (16)Monitor compliance with requirements relating to
  234  school safety by school districts and public schools, including
  235  charter schools. The office shall report incidents of
  236  noncompliance to the commissioner pursuant to 1001.11(9) and the
  237  state board pursuant to s. 1008.32 and other requirements of
  238  law, as appropriate.
  239         (17) Review and approve each district school board’s and
  240  charter school governing board’s active assailant response
  241  policy submitted pursuant to ss. 1006.07(6)(c) and
  242  1002.33(16)(b). The office shall report any policy deficiencies
  243  or issues of noncompliance to the commissioner pursuant to
  244  1001.11(9) and the state board pursuant to s. 1008.32 and other
  245  requirements of law, as appropriate.
  246         Section 5. Paragraph (b) of subsection (16) of section
  247  1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended, to read:
  248         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  249         (16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.—
  250         (b) Additionally, a charter school shall be in compliance
  251  with the following statutes:
  252         1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and
  253  records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties.
  254         2. Chapter 119, relating to public records.
  255         3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size,
  256  except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.
  257  1003.03 shall be the average at the school level.
  258         4. Section 1012.22(1)(c), relating to compensation and
  259  salary schedules.
  260         5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions.
  261         6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with
  262  instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011.
  263         7. Section 1012.34, relating to the substantive
  264  requirements for performance evaluations for instructional
  265  personnel and school administrators.
  266         8.Section 1006.12, relating to safe-school officers.
  267         9. Section 1006.07(7), relating to threat assessment teams.
  268         10.Section 1006.07(9), relating to School Environmental
  269  Safety Incident Reporting.
  270         11.Section 1006.1493, relating to Florida Safe School
  271  Assessment Tool.
  272         12. Section 1006.07(6)(c), relating to adopting an active
  273  assailant response policy.
  274         13. Section 943.082(4)(b), relating to the mobile
  275  suspicious activity reporting tool.
  276         14.Section 1012.584, relating to youth mental health
  277  awareness and assistance training.
  278         Section 6. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  279  1006.04, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  280         1006.04 Educational multiagency services for students with
  281  severe emotional disturbance.—
  282         (1) 
  283         (c) The multiagency network shall:
  284         1. Support and represent the needs of students in each
  285  school district in joint planning with fiscal agents of
  286  children’s mental health funds, including the expansion of
  287  school-based mental health services, transition services, and
  288  integrated education and treatment programs.
  289         2. Improve coordination of services for children with or at
  290  risk of emotional or behavioral disabilities and their families:
  291         a. By assisting multi-agency collaborative initiatives to
  292  identify critical issues and barriers of mutual concern and
  293  develop local response systems that increase home and school
  294  connections and family engagement.
  295         b. To provide that children who are referred for an
  296  evaluation or screening to determine eligibility for services
  297  receive the appropriate evaluation or screening within 45 days
  298  after the referral. Students who are eligible for services, and
  299  their families, must be provided a referral for the appropriate
  300  services within 30 days after completion of the evaluation or
  301  screening.
  302         3. Increase parent and youth involvement and development
  303  with local systems of care.
  304         4. Facilitate student and family access to effective
  305  services and programs for students with and at risk of emotional
  306  or behavioral disabilities that include necessary educational,
  307  residential, and mental health treatment services, enabling
  308  these students to learn appropriate behaviors, reduce
  309  dependency, and fully participate in all aspects of school and
  310  community living.
  311         Section 7. Subsection (6) and subsection (7) of section
  312  1006.07, Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (9) is
  313  added to that section, to read:
  314         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
  315  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
  316  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
  317  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
  318  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
  319  welfare of students, including:
  320         (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Each district
  321  school superintendent shall establish policies and procedures
  322  for the prevention of violence on school grounds, including the
  323  assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior
  324  poses a threat to the safety of the school community.
  325         (a) Each district school superintendent shall designate a
  326  school administrator as a school safety specialist for the
  327  district. The school safety specialist must earn a certificate
  328  of completion of the school safety specialist training provided
  329  by the Office of Safe Schools within 1 year after appointment
  330  and is responsible for the supervision and oversight for all
  331  school safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures
  332  in the school district. The school safety specialist shall:
  333         1. Review policies and procedures for compliance with state
  334  law and rules.
  335         2. Provide the necessary training and resources to students
  336  and school district staff in matters relating to youth mental
  337  health awareness and assistance; emergency procedures, including
  338  active shooter training; and school safety and security.
  339         3. Serve as the school district liaison with local public
  340  safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and
  341  organizations in matters of school safety and security.
  342         4. Conduct a school security risk assessment in accordance
  343  with s. 1006.1493 at each public school using the school
  344  security risk assessment tool developed by the Office of Safe
  345  Schools. The security risk assessment must be completed in
  346  conjunction with appropriate municipal or county first
  347  responders, as defined in s. 112.1815(1). Based on the
  348  assessment findings, the district’s school safety specialist
  349  shall provide recommendations to the district school board which
  350  identify strategies and activities that the district school
  351  board should implement in order to improve school safety and
  352  security. Annually, each district school board must receive such
  353  findings and the school safety specialist’s recommendations at a
  354  publicly noticed district school board meeting to provide the
  355  public an opportunity to hear the district school board members
  356  discuss and take action on the findings and recommendations.
  357  Each school safety specialist shall report such findings and
  358  school board action to the Office of Safe Schools within 30 days
  359  after the district school board meeting.
  360         (b) Each school safety specialist shall coordinate with the
  361  appropriate public safety agencies, as defined in s. 365.171,
  362  that are designated as first responders to a school’s campus to
  363  conduct a tour of such campus once every 3 years and provide
  364  recommendations related to school safety. The recommendations by
  365  the public safety agencies must be considered as part of the
  366  recommendations by the school safety specialist pursuant to
  367  paragraph (a).
  368         (c)Each district school board must adopt a well-developed,
  369  written, distributed, and trained upon active assailant response
  370  policy, which must be recommended by the district
  371  superintendent. The superintendent must approve any school
  372  specific modifications to the district policy. Each district
  373  school board’s active assailant response policy, including
  374  school-specific modifications, must be submitted to the Office
  375  of Safe Schools for approval pursuant to s. 1001.212(17) by
  376  August 1, 2019.
  377         (7) THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMS.—Each district school board
  378  shall adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment
  379  teams at each school whose duties include the coordination of
  380  resources and assessment and intervention with individuals whose
  381  behavior may pose a threat to the safety of school staff or
  382  students consistent with the model policies developed by the
  383  Office of Safe Schools. Such policies must shall include
  384  procedures for referrals to mental health services identified by
  385  the school district pursuant to s. 1012.584(4), when
  386  appropriate, and procedures for behavioral threat assessments in
  387  compliance with the instrument developed pursuant to s.
  388  1001.212(14).
  389         (a) A threat assessment team shall include persons with
  390  expertise in counseling, instruction, school administration, and
  391  law enforcement. The threat assessment teams shall identify
  392  members of the school community to whom threatening behavior
  393  should be reported and provide guidance to students, faculty,
  394  and staff regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant
  395  behavior that may represent a threat to the community, school,
  396  or self. Upon the availability of the behavioral threat
  397  assessment instrument developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(14), the
  398  threat assessment team shall use that instrument.
  399         (b) Upon a preliminary determination that a student poses a
  400  threat of violence or physical harm to himself or herself or
  401  others, a threat assessment team shall immediately report its
  402  determination to the superintendent or his or her designee. The
  403  superintendent or his or her designee shall immediately attempt
  404  to notify the student’s parent or legal guardian. Nothing in
  405  this subsection shall preclude school district personnel from
  406  acting immediately to address an imminent threat.
  407         (c) Upon a preliminary determination by the threat
  408  assessment team that a student poses a threat of violence to
  409  himself or herself or others or exhibits significantly
  410  disruptive behavior or need for assistance, the threat
  411  assessment team may obtain criminal history record information,
  412  as provided in s. 985.047. A member of a threat assessment team
  413  may not disclose any criminal history record information
  414  obtained pursuant to this section or otherwise use any record of
  415  an individual beyond the purpose for which such disclosure was
  416  made to the threat assessment team.
  417         (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all state
  418  and local agencies and programs that provide services to
  419  students experiencing or at risk of an emotional disturbance or
  420  a mental illness, including the school districts, school
  421  personnel, state and local law enforcement agencies, the
  422  Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and
  423  Families, the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care
  424  Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the
  425  Department of Education, the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office,
  426  and any service or support provider contracting with such
  427  agencies, may share with each other records or information that
  428  are confidential or exempt from disclosure under chapter 119 if
  429  the records or information are reasonably necessary to ensure
  430  access to appropriate services for the student or to ensure the
  431  safety of the student or others. All such state and local
  432  agencies and programs shall communicate, collaborate, and
  433  coordinate efforts to serve such students.
  434         (e) If an immediate mental health or substance abuse crisis
  435  is suspected, school personnel shall follow policies established
  436  by the threat assessment team to engage behavioral health crisis
  437  resources. Behavioral health crisis resources, including, but
  438  not limited to, mobile crisis teams and school resource officers
  439  trained in crisis intervention, shall provide emergency
  440  intervention and assessment, make recommendations, and refer the
  441  student for appropriate services. Onsite school personnel shall
  442  report all such situations and actions taken to the threat
  443  assessment team, which shall contact the other agencies involved
  444  with the student and any known service providers to share
  445  information and coordinate any necessary followup actions.
  446         (f) Each threat assessment team established pursuant to
  447  this subsection shall report quantitative data on its activities
  448  to the Office of Safe Schools in accordance with guidance from
  449  the office and shall utilize the threat assessment database
  450  developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(15) upon the availability of
  451  the database.
  453  district school board shall adopt policies to ensure the
  454  accurate and timely reporting of incidents related to school
  455  safety and discipline. The district school superintendent is
  456  responsible for school environmental safety incident reporting.
  457  A district school superintendent who fails to comply with this
  458  subsection is subject to the penalties specified in law,
  459  including, but not limited to, s. 1001.42(13)(b) or s.
  460  1001.51(12)(b), as applicable. The State Board of Education
  461  shall adopt rules establishing the requirements for the school
  462  environmental safety incident report.
  463         Section 8. Section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  464  read:
  465         1006.12 Safe-school officers at each public school.—For the
  466  protection and safety of school personnel, property, students,
  467  and visitors, each district school board, and school district
  468  superintendent, and charter school governing board, as
  469  applicable, shall partner with law enforcement agencies to
  470  establish or assign one or more safe-school officers at each
  471  school facility within the district by implementing any
  472  combination of the following options which best meets the needs
  473  of the school district:
  474         (1) Establish school resource officer programs, through a
  475  cooperative agreement with law enforcement agencies.
  476         (a) School resource officers shall undergo criminal
  477  background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
  478  and be certified law enforcement officers, as defined in s.
  479  943.10(1), who are employed by a law enforcement agency as
  480  defined in s. 943.10(4). The powers and duties of a law
  481  enforcement officer shall continue throughout the employee’s
  482  tenure as a school resource officer.
  483         (b) School resource officers shall abide by district school
  484  board policies and shall consult with and coordinate activities
  485  through the school principal, but shall be responsible to the
  486  law enforcement agency in all matters relating to employment,
  487  subject to agreements between a district school board and a law
  488  enforcement agency. Activities conducted by the school resource
  489  officer which are part of the regular instructional program of
  490  the school shall be under the direction of the school principal.
  491         (c) Complete mental health crisis intervention training
  492  using a curriculum developed by a national organization with
  493  expertise in mental health crisis intervention. The training
  494  shall improve officers’ knowledge and skills as first responders
  495  to incidents involving students with emotional disturbance or
  496  mental illness, including de-escalation skills to ensure student
  497  and officer safety.
  498         (2) Commission one or more school safety officers for the
  499  protection and safety of school personnel, property, and
  500  students within the school district. The district school
  501  superintendent may recommend, and the district school board may
  502  appoint, one or more school safety officers.
  503         (a) School safety officers shall undergo criminal
  504  background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
  505  and be law enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1),
  506  certified under the provisions of chapter 943 and employed by
  507  either a law enforcement agency or by the district school board.
  508  If the officer is employed by the district school board, the
  509  district school board is the employing agency for purposes of
  510  chapter 943, and must comply with the provisions of that
  511  chapter.
  512         (b) A school safety officer has and shall exercise the
  513  power to make arrests for violations of law on district school
  514  board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such
  515  property, who violate any law on such property under the same
  516  conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests.
  517  A school safety officer has the authority to carry weapons when
  518  performing his or her official duties.
  519         (c) A district school board may enter into mutual aid
  520  agreements with one or more law enforcement agencies as provided
  521  in chapter 23. A school safety officer’s salary may be paid
  522  jointly by the district school board and the law enforcement
  523  agency, as mutually agreed to.
  524         (3) At the school district’s, or charter school governing
  525  board’s, discretion, participate in the Coach Aaron Feis
  526  Guardian Program if such program is established pursuant to s.
  527  30.15, to meet the requirement of establishing a safe-school
  528  officer. Individuals who exclusively perform classroom duties as
  529  classroom teachers as defined in s. 1012.01(2)(a) are excluded
  530  from participation in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program;
  531  however, this exclusion does not apply to classroom teachers of
  532  a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, a current
  533  servicemember, as defined in s. 250.01, or to classroom teachers
  534  who are current or former law enforcement officers, as defined
  535  in s. 943.10(1), (6), or (8). The following individuals may
  536  serve as a school guardian upon satisfactory completion of the
  537  requirements under s. 30.15(1)(k) and certification by a
  538  sheriff:
  539         (a) An employee of a school district or a charter school
  540  who is hired for the specific purpose of serving as a school
  541  guardian; or
  542         (b) A contract employee licensed under s. 493.6301 who
  543  works in the school district or for a charter school through a
  544  contract with a security agency as that term is defined in s.
  545  493.6101(18). Contract employees may receive school guardian
  546  training through a participating sheriff’s office contingent
  547  upon defined financial or service obligations by the security
  548  agency enumerated in the contract between the school district or
  549  the charter school governing board, as appropriate, and the
  550  security agency.
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  553  And the title is amended as follows:
  554         Delete lines 5 - 75
  555  and insert:
  556         condition; authorizing certain contract employees to
  557         serve as school guardians; authorizing such contract
  558         employees to receive school guardian training through
  559         participating sheriffs’ offices contingent upon
  560         specified obligations; amending s. 943.082, F.S.;
  561         requiring school districts to promote a mobile
  562         suspicious activity reporting tool through specified
  563         mediums; amending s. 1001.10, F.S.; requiring the
  564         Commissioner of Education to review recommendations
  565         from the School Hardening and Harm Mitigation
  566         Workgroup; requiring the commissioner to submit a
  567         summary to the Governor and the Legislature by a
  568         specified date; providing requirements for the
  569         summary; amending s. 1001.11, F.S.; revising the
  570         duties of the commissioner to include oversight of
  571         compliance with the safety and security requirements
  572         of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public
  573         Safety Act by specified persons and entities; amending
  574         s. 1001.212, F.S.; requiring the Office of Safe
  575         Schools to annually provide training for specified
  576         personnel; requiring the office to convene a School
  577         Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup; providing for
  578         membership and duties of the workgroup; requiring the
  579         workgroup to submit a report and recommendations to
  580         the commissioner; requiring the office to provide
  581         technical assistance for school safety incident
  582         reporting; requiring the office to review and evaluate
  583         school district reports for compliance; requiring a
  584         district school board to withhold a superintendent’s
  585         salary in response to the superintendent’s
  586         noncompliance; requiring the office to develop a
  587         behavioral threat assessment instrument; providing
  588         requirements for the instrument; requiring the office
  589         to establish the Statewide Threat Assessment Database
  590         Workgroup to make certain recommendations relating to
  591         a statewide threat assessment database; providing
  592         requirements for the database; requiring the workgroup
  593         to report recommendations to the office by a specified
  594         date; providing requirements for such recommendations;
  595         requiring the office to monitor school district and
  596         public school, including charter schools, compliance
  597         with requirements relating to school safety; requiring
  598         the office to review and approve district school board
  599         and charter school active assailant policies and
  600         report deficiencies; amending s. 1002.33, F.S.;
  601         requiring a charter school to comply with specified
  602         provisions; amending s. 1006.04, F.S.; establishing
  603         timeframes within which students with mental,
  604         emotional, or behavioral disorders must be referred
  605         for services; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring
  606         that a school security risk assessment conducted by a
  607         school safety specialist be completed in conjunction
  608         with specified municipal or county first responders;
  609         requiring district school boards to adopt and submit
  610         to the office an active assailant response policy;
  611         requiring that the policy be recommended by the
  612         district superintendent; requiring that any school
  613         specific modifications to the policy be approved by
  614         the district superintendents; requiring that certain
  615         policies adopted by school districts include
  616         procedures for behavioral threat assessments;
  617         requiring threat assessment teams to utilize the
  618         behavioral threat assessment instrument and the threat
  619         assessment database developed by the office when they
  620         become available; requiring district school boards to
  621         adopt policies for accurate and timely reporting of
  622         school environmental safety incidents; providing
  623         penalties for noncompliance with such policies;
  624         requiring the State Board of Education to adopt by
  625         rule requirements for school environmental safety
  626         incident reports; amending s. 1006.12, F.S.; requiring
  627         a charter school governing board to partner with law
  628         enforcement agencies to establish or assign a safe
  629         school officer; excluding certain classroom teachers
  630         from serving as school guardians; providing that the
  631         exclusion does not apply to classroom teachers who are
  632         in a certain program, who are current servicemembers,
  633         or who are current or former law enforcement officers;
  634         expanding the categories of