2019 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 8 - Schools Against Violence in Education (Save) Act
§ 49-6-802. State-level safety team -- Template for safety and emergency response plans.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-6-802 (2019)
  • (a) The commissioner of education shall establish a state-level safety team, which shall assist LEAs and schools with compliance with this part as reasonably necessary. As part of the assistance, the state-level safety team shall publish a template for use by districts in preparing their district-level safety plans and building-level emergency response plans, which template shall outline the responsibilities of the LEAs and individual schools in complying with this part. The state-level safety team shall regularly review and update the template.

  • (b) The commissioner shall appoint the members of the state-level safety team, including:

    • (1) A representative of the department of safety;

    • (2) A representative of the Tennessee bureau of investigation;

    • (3) A representative of homeland security;

    • (4) A representative of the department of mental health and substance abuse services;

    • (5) A representative of the emergency medical services of the department of health;

    • (6) A representative of the state board of education;

    • (7) A representative of the Tennessee association of school resource officers; and

    • (8) A representative of the department of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • (c) The commissioner may also appoint a representative from each of the following:

    • (1) Directors of schools;

    • (2) Members of local boards of education;

    • (3) The Tennessee alternative education association;

    • (4) Public school teachers;

    • (5) The Tennessee association of mental health organizations;

    • (6) School counselors and psychologists;

    • (7) Parents of students enrolled in public schools;

    • (8) Tennessee students between sixteen (16) and twenty-four (24) years of age; and

    • (9) The Tennessee school health coalition.

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