2019 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 8 - Schools Against Violence in Education (Save) Act
§ 49-6-808. Hearings on safety plans -- Filing of plan and amendments -- Confidentiality.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-6-808 (2019)
  • (a) Each LEA shall make each district-wide and building-level school safety plan available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to its adoption; provided, that only a summary of each building-level emergency response plan shall be made available for public comment. The district-wide and building-level plans may be adopted by the LEA only after at least one (1) public hearing that provides for the participation of school personnel, parents, students and any other interested parties.

  • (b) Each LEA shall file a copy of its district-wide comprehensive safety plan with the commissioner and all amendments to the plan shall be filed with the commissioner no later than thirty (30) days after their adoption. A copy of each building-level safety plan and any amendments to the plan shall be filed with the appropriate local law enforcement agency and with the department of safety within thirty (30) days of its adoption.

  • (c) Building-level emergency response plans shall be confidential and shall not be subject to any open or public records requirements.

  • (d) If the LEA fails to file the plan as required by subsection (b), the commissioner may withhold state funds, in an amount determined by the commissioner, from the LEA until the LEA is in compliance.

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