Text: H.R.6798 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/13/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6798


To require the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences to make available to elementary and secondary school officials research for improving school safety, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 2018

Mr. Byrne (for himself and Mrs. Handel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To require the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences to make available to elementary and secondary school officials research for improving school safety, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Make Schools Safer Act”.

SEC. 2. Dissemination of research on best practices to improve school safety.

(a) In general.—The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences shall make available to elementary school and secondary school officials, including school counselors, rigorous research, as determined by the Director, for improving school safety, which may include identifying best practices for—

(1) educating appropriate school personnel on techniques for identifying students who may pose a violent threat; and

(2) collaborating, as appropriate, with health care professionals, State and local law enforcement, youth organizations, and parents to implement procedures for—

(A) early identification of students at risk of committing violence, including those who may have mental illness;

(B) use of crisis response systems;

(C) use of referral mechanisms for mental health and other treatment services; and

(D) designing interventions for students described in subparagraph (A).

(b) Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be constructed to authorize advocacy or promotion of gun control.