Effective January 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 1747 (Rodriguez), School Safety Plans, became law. This bill requires that during the writing and development of the comprehensive school safety plan (CSSP), the school site council or safety committee consult with a fire department and other first responder entities in addition to currently required entities. It requires the CSSP and any updates made to the plan to be shared with the law enforcement agency, the fire department, and the other first responder entities.

This bill requires the CSSP to also include procedures for conducting tactical responses to criminal incidents. 

In compliance with this bill, the CDE provided general direction to school districts and county offices of education (COEs) on what to include in the school building disaster plan.  An updated Comprehensive School Safety Plan Compliance Tool for developing a CSSP is posted on the CDE website.

Also effective January 1, 2019, AB 2291 (Chiu), School Safety: Bullying, became law. This bill requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying.

In compliance with this bill, the CDE has developed and posted The Bullying Module online training document related to bullying and bullying prevention, including cyberbullying.

SIA Compliance and Prevention Forum Presentation – Comprehensive School Safety Plan (CSSP)