HB 1703-S - DIGEST

Requires the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the state building code council and the state geologist, to publish, and update every four years, guidelines and criteria for school districts, public schools that are not common schools, and educational service districts to conduct a comprehensive engineering safety survey of a public school building used by students.

Requires school districts to: (1) In collaboration with local emergency response agencies, annually review and update their safe school plans, considering input from families, school staff, and the community; and

(2) When adopting and updating safe school plans, in the explosion, fire, chemical release, or other hazard zone of a major rail line, consider input from emergency response agencies and the community for incorporating appropriate plan elements, including safety-related drills.