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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3451         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2717


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kate Hogan


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the protection of school children.






Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

James B. Eldridge


Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3451        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2717

By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2717) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish regional school safety councils.  Education.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the protection of school children.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Whereas there exists a need to ensure the safety of school children in the commonwealth, the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Public Safety are directed to establish regional school safety councils to assist local districts with developing school safety plans that provide for actions that promote safe schools in the area of design, violence prevention, man made and natural hazards, effective prevention and mitigation of such hazards and response to emergencies within school districts. Such councils shall, at a minimum, include representatives from public safety, education, mental health and emergency management and shall be available to local districts before, during and after emergencies and provide technical assistance appropriate for the emergency.

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