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Public Act 098-0661





Public Act 098-0661
HB5716 EnrolledLRB098 20216 NHT 55565 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Safety Drill Act is amended by
changing Section 25 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 128/25)
    Sec. 25. Annual review.
    (a) Each public school district, through its school board
or the board's designee, shall conduct a minimum of one annual
meeting at which it will review each school building's
emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures
and each building's compliance with the school safety drill
programs. The purpose of this annual review shall be to review
and update the emergency and crisis response plans, protocols,
and procedures and the school safety drill programs of the
district and each of its school buildings. In updating a school
building's emergency and crisis response plans, consideration
may be given to making the emergency and crisis response plans
available to first responders, administrators, and teachers
for implementation and utilization through the use of
electronic applications on electronic devices, including, but
not limited to, smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers.
    (b) Each school board or the board's designee is required
to participate in the annual review and to invite each of the
following parties to the annual review and provide each party
with a minimum of 30-days' notice before the date of the annual
        (1) The principal of each school within the school
    district or his or her official designee.
        (2) Representatives from any other education-related
    organization or association deemed appropriate by the
    school district.
        (3) Representatives from all local first responder
    organizations to participate, advise, and consult in the
    review process, including, but not limited to:
            (A) the appropriate local fire department or
            (B) the appropriate local law enforcement agency;
            (C) the appropriate local emergency medical
        services agency if the agency is a separate, local
        first responder unit; and
            (D) any other member of the first responder or
        emergency management community that has contacted the
        district superintendent or his or her designee during
        the past year to request involvement in a school's
        emergency planning or drill process.
        (4) The school board or its designee may also choose to
    invite to the annual review any other persons whom it
    believes will aid in the review process, including, but not
    limited to, any members of any other education-related
    organization or the first responder or emergency
    management community.
    (c) Upon the conclusion of the annual review, the school
board or the board's designee shall sign a one page report,
which may be in either a check-off format or a narrative
format, that does the following:
        (1) summarizes the review's recommended changes to the
    existing school safety plans and drill plans;
        (2) lists the parties that participated in the annual
    review, and includes the annual review's attendance
        (3) certifies that an effective review of the emergency
    and crisis response plans, protocols, and procedures and
    the school safety drill programs of the district and each
    of its school buildings has occurred;
        (4) states that the school district will implement
    those plans, protocols, procedures, and programs, during
    the academic year; and
        (5) includes the authorization of the school board or
    the board's designee.
    (d) The school board or its designee shall send a copy of
the report to each party that participates in the annual review
process and to the appropriate regional superintendent of
schools. If any of the participating parties have comments on
the certification document, those parties shall submit their
comments in writing to the appropriate regional
superintendent. The regional superintendent shall maintain a
record of these comments. The certification document may be in
a check-off format or narrative format, at the discretion of
the district superintendent.
    (e) The review must occur at least once during the fiscal
year, at a specific time chosen at the school district
superintendent's discretion.
(Source: P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015