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Bill Detail: HB24-1320

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Title Educator Safety Task Force
Status House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/06/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors E. Velasco (D)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
J. Marchman (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/20/2024

The bill creates the educator safety task force (task force) within
the office of school safety (office) in the department of public safety
The task force consists of the director of the office, teachers,
education support professionals, a school support professional, school
administrators, a representative of an organization representing students
and families from disproportionately impacted communities, a
representative of a statewide organization that represents students with
disabilities, an individual who works for a nonprofit that focuses on
school safety, and a restorative justice professional.
The task force shall meet at least 4 times in 2024 and at least 3
times in 2025 and may hold meetings with remote participation.
On or before June 30, 2025, the bill requires the task force to
review, investigate, and make recommendations to the education
committees of the house of representatives and the senate, the governor,
the state board, the commissioner of education, and the department
  • Any issue relating to the safety and well-being of public
school staff, including laws or regulations that affect the
safety and well-being of public school staff;
  • The effects of the declining number of special education
professionals on student behaviors, as well as the impact of
widespread staff shortages and the effects of class size and
caseloads on disruptive learning environments;
  • Incidents of aggressive student behaviors toward educators
to inform solutions;
  • The work and recommendations of existing education task
  • The impact of insufficient funding and the lack of
wraparound services on disruptive learning environments;
  • The role resource inequality may play in staff safety issues.
The task force shall make recommendations for administrative and
statutory changes that are necessary to facilitate school staff safety

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