New Armor-up legislation H.B.#13 might pose financial burden to new charter schools

148th General Assembly
House Bill # 13

Primary Sponsor:

Jaques

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Poore

CoSponsors:

Reps. Bolden, B. Short

Introduced on :

01/07/2015

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL SAFETY.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:

(without Amendments)

This bill requires all new school construction or major renovation to include the following features: an intruder alarm, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and interior doors and windows, and doors lockable with keys on both sides. Further, the bill would require all new school construction plans to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget’s Facilities Management Section for compliance with these requirements as well as with Crime Prevention through Environmental Design principles.

Whenever a new school building is constructed or a major renovation undertaken (a major renovation is one undertaken pursuant to a Major Capital Improvement Program), the construction or renovation must include at a minimum the following:

(1) Bulletproof glass in all vestibules, lobby, and office areas, as well as any windows or doors opening from a classroom into the interior of the building;

(2) Classroom doors which can be locked from both sides with a key; and

(3) Installation of an intruder alert system compatible with the fire alarm system and capable of being activated from the office. 

So when a new charter school application is approved that school will be required to armor-up  leased buildings and /  or purchases of existing buildings?

just can’t wait until I see the fiscal note! 

3 responses to “New Armor-up legislation H.B.#13 might pose financial burden to new charter schools

  1. Steven Fackenthall

    What about our current buildings? Locks on the inside would be nice for a start.

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  2. lastDEconservative

    Another fruitless act by our feckless elected. No matter what they do, the society they have created is more powerful than any device purported to thwart it.

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