A 4112 S 2676

 Requires boards of education and nonpublic schools to provide law enforcement authorities with copies of blueprints and maps of schools and school grounds.

NJEA supports A-4112 (Schaer, Murphy, DiMaso)/S-2676 (Bucco, Lagana), which requires boards of education and nonpublic schools to provide law enforcement authorities with copies of blueprints and maps of schools and school grounds.

Under the bill, each board of education and chief school administrator of a nonpublic school to provide a copy of the current blueprints and maps for all schools and school grounds to local law enforcement authorities.  The bill also provides that if a school building is located in a municipality that does not have a municipal police department, copies of the blueprints and maps will be provided to an entity designated by the Superintendent of State Police.  The bill directs a board of education and chief school administrator of a nonpublic school to provide revised copies to law enforcement whenever there is a change to the blueprints or maps.

NJEA supports efforts to enhance school security and coordination between law enforcement and school officials to protect school children and educators.  Unfortunately, school communities experience emergencies which put the lives of school children and educators at risk all too often.  During school emergencies, such as active shooter episodes, it is imperative that law enforcement is fully aware of the layout of school buildings to aid their response and help save lives.

NJEA asks you to vote “YES” on A-4112/S-2676.

Text of bill A-4112

Text of bill S-2676

 

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