State law encourages districts to implement building risk or hazard assessment protocols.
Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:35-3-186 Site and buildings: size and space; accessibility; maintenance; health and safety
(f) School safety inspections. The school’s administration shall ensure that qualified personnel conduct a safety/emergency/disaster procedure review at least annually and safety inspections of site, building(s), and equipment regularly.
Oklahoma Statutes 74-51.2b. Oklahoma School Security Grant Program Act—Purpose—Goals—Duty to Determine Grant Project Criteria and Process—Annual Report
A. This section shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma School Security Grant Program Act”. B. The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security shall solicit proposals for and make grants for the enhancement of campus security at institutions of higher learning, technology center schools, public schools, and private schools. C. The goals and objectives of the Oklahoma School Security Grant Program are to:
- Increase the awareness of the public and educational institutions of the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities of school campuses as well as mitigation strategies;
- Incentivize participation in school security training programs designed to assess campus risks, threats, and vulnerabilities;
- Provide assistance to institutions of higher learning, technology center schools, public schools, and private schools initiating or implementing school security plans, programs, and activities; and
- Build upon the success of the pilot Education Grant Program established by the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security. D. The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security shall determine grant project criteria and establish a process for the consideration of proposals. The proposals shall be considered on a statewide competitive basis among peer institutions. E. On or before January 1, 2010, and each year thereafter, the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security shall prepare an annual report on the Oklahoma School Security Grant Program and submit to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Oklahoma Statutes 74-51.2d. Oklahoma School Security Institute
A. Upon the effective date of this act, the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security shall designate a division of their office as the “Oklahoma School Security Institute”. B. The Oklahoma School Security Institute shall act as the central repository for the public and private elementary and secondary schools of this state to contact for information on resources made available to the schools in their efforts to enhance school security and assess risks and threats to school campuses. The goals and objectives of the Oklahoma School Security Institute shall include, but not be limited to:
- Maximizing school security training and support to public and private elementary and secondary schools as authorized pursuant to Section 51.2b of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
- Assisting and coordinating with public and private elementary and secondary school administrators as required in the development and implementation of safety drills;
- Facilitating efforts of public and private elementary and secondary schools to utilize any available programs or entities specializing in security issues; and
- Creating and coordinating any working groups when necessary in order to continue developing and implementing new strategies and techniques for future recommendations on school security issues. C. The Oklahoma School Security Institute may develop a telephone tip line whereby reports of activity that may compromise school safety can be called in and disseminated to the appropriate parties for additional investigation should it be warranted.