Fox 40: Governor Newsom Signs Bill Evaluating School Lockdown Drills
SACRAMENTO — In the last round of legislative action in 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that will evaluate school lockdown drills.
The bi-partisan bill, SB 541, by Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) will require the California Department of Education to report on the use of existing lockdown drills in K-12 public schools.
It’s a step in the right direction to ensure students, teachers and staff are prepared for other dangers besides fire, says Bates.
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