Bill Text: NJ S2456 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Permits school district superintendent to designate school employee with certain expertise as school safety specialist.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-07-01 - Substituted by A3765 [S2456 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S2456-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 2456

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED APRIL 12, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  VIN GOPAL

District 11 (Monmouth)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Permits school district superintendent to designate school employee with certain expertise as school safety specialist.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning school safety specialists and amending P.L.2017, c.162. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  Section 2 of P.L.2017, c.162 (C.18A17-43.3) is amended to read as follows:

     2.    The superintendent in each school district shall designate a school administrator, or a school employee with expertise in school safety and security, as a school safety specialist for the district.  The school safety specialist shall: be responsible for the supervision and oversight for all school safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures in the school district; ensure that these policies and procedures are in compliance with State law and regulations; and provide the necessary training and resources to school district staff in matters relating to school safety and security.  The school safety specialist shall also serve as the school district liaison with local law enforcement and national, State, and community agencies and organizations in matters of school safety and security.

(cf: P.L.2017, c.162, s.2)

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     Under current law, a school district superintendent must designate a school administrator as a school safety specialist for the school district.  The school safety specialist must complete the School Safety Specialist Certification Program developed by the New Jersey School Safety Specialist Academy in the Department of Education.  The school safety specialist will: be responsible for the supervision and oversight for all school safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures in the school district; ensure that these policies and procedures are in compliance with State law and regulations; and provide the necessary training and resources to school district staff in matters relating to school safety and security.  The school safety specialist will also serve as the school district liaison with local law enforcement and national, State, and community agencies and organizations in matters of school safety and security.

     This bill permits the school district superintendent to designate either a school administrator, or a school employee with expertise in school safety and security, as the school safety specialist for the school district.

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