Safety Law News for June 7, 2016

  • In Delaware, a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police say that the first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools.
  • In Missouri, the Governor has signed House Bill 1583 into law.  It requires teachers to receive two hours of training in suicide awareness and prevention by the 2017-2018 school year. The new law also adds a cyberbullying prohibition to the education code.
  • In Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education has released its 2015 School Climate Star Ratings.  The data is reported in a five-star system that defines school climate as “the quality and character of school life” based on surveys from parents and school personnel.