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Be Ready Utah

Be Ready Schools focuses on preparing students and schools for potential emergencies and disasters. This preparation includes the most essential elements including a plan and emergency supplies.

Be Ready Schools also provides you with information about the natural hazards we have in Utah so you can be informed about the potential risks and dangers involved with each one.

Be Ready Schools also has information on how you can volunteer and share your desire to help others be ready.

Emergencies and disasters can strike at unexpected moments and it’s important to take the time now to do some simple things that will help ensure your school is prepared for any type of emergency.

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Utah State Board of Education Safety and Program Management 

This publication has been prepared as a guide for safety in the Agricultural Education, Skilled and Technical Sciences Education, and Technology and Engineering Education labs. The development of a safety program will limit the risk of accidents for students and instructors.

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Utah School Safety Legislation 

In 2018, the Police Foundation staff conducted a comprehensive public domain scan of state legislation from all 50 states and the District of Columbia related to the following aspects of school safety and security:

  • facility security and assessment requirements;
  • creation, and identification of roles and responsibilities for state school safety centers and school safety teams/committees;
  • requirements for school administrators and faculty;
  • allocation of funds for improving school safety and security; and
  • all-hazards emergency planning and preparedness.

The Police Foundation also reviewed legislation and amendments passed by state legislatures and signed into law following the mass violence attacks at schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Seven states—Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island—officially codified new significant school safety and security laws that address at least one of the aspects mentioned above. The legislative review utilized open source research, and encompasses all legislation that was officially codified by September 11, 2018.

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