Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proposed a bill (SB274 and HB322) to improve school safety across the state. As currently written, it requires all K-12 public schools to keep exterior doors locked and restrict access to one secure entrance, and imposes financial penalties for violations.
The legislation would also authorize law enforcement to perform more unannounced inspections to ensure compliance.
If a school violates the locked door requirements two or more times in a school year, they must implement a corrective action plan, or lose 2% of its annual state funds, increasing by 2% for each violation, up to 10%.
Notifications about security violations must be issued within 24 hours to administrators, district leaders, the PTO, and state officials.
Life Check Systems is a simple, affordable technology solution for schools that puts control in your hands to guarantee compliance with your security policies. It creates accountability to ensure doors are locked and monitored. Learn more about Life Check for Schools.
Tennessee provides grant funding to support a wide range of activities to improve school safety, including implementing Life Check systems. Learn more about the grant here.
We can show you how Life Check can help increase accountability at your facility – no pressure or obligation. Plus, it’s probably more affordable than you think!