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Bill Detail: SB20-023

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Title Colorado Working Group On School Safety
Status Governor Signed (07/07/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Gardner (R)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

School Safety Committee. The bill creates the Colorado
interagency working group on school safety. The working group consists
of 14 voting members, including 4 legislative members. The mission of
the working group is to enhance school safety through the cost-effective
use of public resources. The working group shall:
  • Study and implement recommendations of the state

auditor's report regarding school safety released September
  • Study the use of lockdown drills, including their
effectiveness and any harm they do to the participating
  • Identify school safety best practices and then rank the
effectiveness of the best practices;
  • Identify actions to improve transparency, reduce
duplication, improve services, and improve
  • Create minimum school safety standards;
  • Provide school risk assessments and training;
  • Develop standardized language for describing threats to
schools and the procedures to be followed in investigating
a threat;
  • Create a list of approved school safety resource vendors
and tools;
  • Recommend minimum standards or procedural guidelines
for behavioral threat assessment tools;
  • Report on a monthly basis aggregated behavioral and risk
assessment data;
  • Create an annual report of findings and recommendations,
including evidence-based analysis and data; and
  • Study and evaluate the implemented changes.
The working group may contract with a consultant to optimize the
alignment and effectiveness of the school safety efforts in Colorado and
identify evidence-based best practices. The general assembly may
appropriate money to the working group for a consultant, and the working
group can accept gifts, grants, and donations.
The bill repeals the working group on September 1, 2023.

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