|SB 5317 - DIGEST|
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a school safety center.
Requires each educational service district to establish a regional school safety center.
Provides that the regional school safety centers, working in collaboration with one another and the state school safety center, form a statewide network for school safety for the purpose of providing coordination of school safety efforts throughout the state and school safety resources to the school districts in each educational service district region.
Creates the school safety and student well-being advisory committee, within the office of the superintendent of public instruction, to advise the superintendent, the office of the superintendent of public instruction's school safety center, the regional school safety centers, school districts, and public and private schools on comprehensive school safety and student well-being.
Requires each school district to adopt a policy and procedure to establish a school-based threat assessment program.
Requires the Washington state school directors' association, in collaboration with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, to develop a model policy and procedure to establish a school-based threat assessment program.
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to monitor public schools and school districts, at least once every five years, to ensure they are meeting the following requirements relating to: Comprehensive safe school plans; plans for recognition, initial screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students; and school-based threat assessment programs.
Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct a study of school districts' use of the first responder mapping information system.
Changes the composition of the emergency management council by including the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
Repeals RCW 28A.310.505 (regional school safety and security programs).