The Schools Development Authority (SDA) and NJDOE have released proposed regulations for the implementation of “Alyssa’s Law.”
This law, which was signed by the governor on Feb. 6 this year, requires public school buildings to be equipped with a panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.
The law was named for former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student who was one of 17 people killed during last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla.
NJSBA supported the bill once it was amended to require the state to fund any necessary facility upgrades to ensure compliance. Public comments must be received by Feb. 14, 2020. The proposed SDA regulations can be found here. The proposed NJDOE regulations can be found here.