2020 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 (2020)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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