South Carolina - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law encourages or requires inter-agency coordination as part of initial emergency plan development only.

South Carolina Code of State Regulations 43-210 School Resource Officers

School resource officers shall not only be called to respond to criminal incidents, but also to assist in emergency crisis planning, building security, and training school personnel on handling crisis situations.

South Carolina Code of Laws Section 59-5-65 Powers and responsibilities of State Board of Education

The State Board of Education shall have the power and responsibility to:
15)  Develop by regulation a model safe schools checklist to be used by school districts on a regular basis to assess their schools’ safety strengths and weaknesses. The checklist must include:

  • (a)  the existence of a comprehensive safety plan;
  • (b)  communication of discipline policies and procedures;
  • (c)  intraagency and interagency emergency planning;
  • (d)  recording of disruptive incidents;
  • (e)  training of staff and students;
  • (f)  assessment of buildings and grounds;
  • (g)  procedures for handling visitors;
  • (h)  assignment of personnel in emergencies;
    *(i)  emergency communication and management procedures; and
  • (j)  transportation rules and accident procedures.

(16)  consult with the Department of Agricultural Education of Clemson University at all steps in the development of any state plan prepared to satisfy any federal requirement related to the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology and Education Act or any successor federal law, including, but not limited to, the allocation or distribution of funds under this federal act.

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