2019 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 388 - System of Public Instruction
NRS 388.910 - Appointment and duties of school safety specialist.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 388.910 (2019)

1. The superintendent of schools of each school district shall designate an employee at the district level to serve as the school safety specialist for the district. The principal of each charter school shall designate an employee to serve as the school safety specialist for the charter school. Not later than 1 year after being designated pursuant to this subsection, a school safety specialist shall complete the training provided by the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment pursuant to NRS 388.1323.

2. A school safety specialist shall:

(a) Review policies and procedures of the school district or charter school, as applicable, that relate to school safety to determine whether those policies and procedures comply with state laws and regulations;

(b) Ensure that each school employee who interacts directly with pupils as part of his or her job duties receives information concerning mental health services available in the school district or charter school, as applicable, and persons to contact if a pupil needs such services;

(c) Ensure the provision to school employees and pupils of appropriate training concerning:

(1) Mental health;

(2) Emergency procedures, including, without limitation, the plan developed pursuant to NRS 388.243; and

(3) Other matters relating to school safety and security;

(d) Annually conduct a school security risk assessment and submit the school security risk assessment to the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment for review pursuant to NRS 388.1323;

(e) Present a summary of the school security risk assessment conducted pursuant to paragraph (d) and any recommendations to improve school safety and security based on the assessment at a public meeting of the board of trustees of the school district or governing body of the charter school, as applicable;

(f) Not later than 30 days after the meeting described in paragraph (e), provide to the Director a summary of the school security risk assessment, any recommendations to improve school safety and security based on the assessment and any actions taken by the board of trustees or governing body, as applicable, based on those recommendations;

(g) Serve as the liaison for the school district or charter school, as applicable, with local public safety agencies, other governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and the public regarding matters relating to school safety and security;

(h) At least once every 3 years, provide a tour of each school in the district or the charter school, as applicable, to employees of public safety agencies that are likely to be first responders to a crisis, emergency or suicide at the school; and

(i) Provide a written record to the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school, as applicable, of any recommendations made by an employee of a public safety agency as a result of a tour provided pursuant to paragraph (h). The board of trustees or governing body, as applicable, shall maintain a record of such recommendations.

3. In a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more, the school safety specialist shall collaborate with the emergency manager designated pursuant to NRS 388.262 where appropriate in the performance of the duties prescribed in subsection 2.

4. As used in this section:

(a) “Crisis” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 388.231.

(b) “Emergency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 388.233.

(Added to NRS by 2019, 3233)

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