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House Bill 178
School safety drills Sec. 3737.73.

Requires each public or private school to conduct six fire drills and three safety drills each year, if the school has smoke detectors or a sprinkler system; or nine fire drills and three safety drills each year, if the school does not have smoke detectors or a sprinkler system. 

Requires each school to conduct one additional "theoretical" safety drill during the school year for faculty and staff.

Adds rapid evacuation procedures to school safety drills.

Requires safety drills that include student participation to (1) be conducted in conjunction with the local police chief or similar chief law enforcement officer, (2) be conducted pursuant to the school's emergency management plan, and (3) for at least one of the three safety drills, involve a scenario where students are secured in the school building rather than rapidly evacuated.

Requires each school to conduct at least one fire drill or one safety drill during each month of the school year.

In effect March 23, 2015

http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_178_PS

http://www.ennisbritton.com/blog/2015/new-requirements-for-fire-and-safety-drills-for-ohio-schools

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House Bill 367
Opioid Abuse Prevention Education

(Sec. 3313.60.- f)

Requires each school district to include instruction in (5) Health education, which shall include: (f) Prescription opioid abuse prevention, with an emphasis on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between prescription opioid abuse and addiction to other drugs, such as heroin.

In effect July 1, 2015

http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_367_PS

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“For assistance in finding opioid abuse prevention education lessons or presentations please contact your county’s Statewide Prevention Coalition Association office. A listing is available by clicking here. You can also contact Brittany Sandidge, Director of Coalition Programs & Development, at Drug Free Action Alliance for assistance in finding prevention education materials for all grade levels.  Her number is 614-540-9985. Molly Stone, Chief, Bureau of Prevention, Ohio MHAS, can also assist. Phone 614-728-6866.”

“The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy has developed free, already created with talking points, easy to use Generation RX Toolkits that will assist you in providing opioid abuse prevention education lessons and presentations.” http://pharmacy.osu.edu/outreach/generation-rx-toolkit

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House Bill 64/House Bill 114
School Doors - Barricade Devices

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Senate Bill 34
School Policies for Violent, Disruptive, Inappropriate Behavior

Removes the current requirement that each school district adopt a policy of zero tolerance for violent, disruptive, and inappropriate behavior by students, and requires districts to eliminate their current zero tolerance policies.

Prohibits school districts from adopting new zero tolerance policies.

Requires each school district to adopt a policy that allows for many factors to be considered prior to the suspension or expulsion of a student and that establishes alternative strategies, including prevention, intervention, restorative justice, peer mediation, and counseling.

February 11, 2015 referred to Senate Education Committee

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-SB-34

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School Safety Plan Submission