(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all public schools with any combination of instructional settings from kindergarten to grade 7, inclusive, have access to supplemental resources to establish programs and strategies that promote school safety and emphasize violence prevention among children and youth in the public schools. It is further the intent of the Legislature to fund and coordinate the programs and activities carried out pursuant to the Interagency School Safety Demonstration Act of 1985 (Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 32260)), relating to safe school model programs; Article 5 (commencing with Section 32280) of Chapter 2.5 of Part 19, relating to the development of school safety plans; and Article 6 (commencing with Section 32296) of Chapter 2.5 of Part 19, relating to school community policing, in a cooperative and interactive effort to promote school safety and violence prevention in the public schools.
(b) It is further the intent of the Legislature that the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Attorney General shall utilize available resources to make every effort to coordinate activities and the distribution of resources to maximize their effective and efficient use in establishing and maintaining safe schools.
(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 828, Sec. 23.)
Education Code 32260
Education Code 32280
Education Code 32296