BILL REQ. #:  S-0636.1 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 Regular Session

By Senators Dammeier, Rolfes, Litzow, Billig, Mullet, Becker, Hill, Hargrove, Braun, Honeyford, Roach, and Hewitt

Read first time 01/23/13.   Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

     AN ACT Relating to safe school buildings; amending RCW 28A.335.010; and adding new sections to chapter 28A.335 RCW.


NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1   A new section is added to chapter 28A.335 RCW to read as follows:
     Every school district board of directors shall require each school to have at least one silent alarm located in its administrative offices. The alarm may be located under the desk of a secretary, principal, or other administrative employee. The alarm must alert local police directly that a law enforcement response is necessary at the school.

Sec. 2   RCW 28A.335.010 and 1969 ex.s. c 223 s 28A.58.102 are each amended to read as follows:
     Every board of directors, unless otherwise specifically provided by law, shall:
     (1) Cause all school buildings to be properly heated, lighted and ventilated and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition; ((and))
     (2) Maintain and repair, furnish and insure such school buildings;
     (3) Require all school buildings when constructed or remodeled to contain a mechanism by which the exterior building doors of the school may be electronically locked from the administrative offices of the school; and
     (4) Require all school buildings, when constructed or anytime a school construction project qualifies for a major renewal project under the state's school construction assistance program, to be designed or updated in such a way as to:
     (a) Restrict the general public from entering the school through the administrative offices; and
     (b) Electronically lock administrative office doors to prohibit access to the rest of the school building

NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3   A new section is added to chapter 28A.335 RCW to read as follows:
     When appropriations are made for state assistance for school construction, the appropriations must include the sum of five million dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, to the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the purposes of section 1 of this act.

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