Memo: New Legislation in the State of Illinois



As of January 1, 2019, a new law went into effect in the state of Illinois. The law now requires all schools, public and private, to conduct active shooter drills. These drills prepare students and faculty for a possible school shooting incident.


The new law states:

- Schools must conduct drills within the first 90 days of the start of the school year.


- Drills must take place during regular school hours.

- Both faculty and students must take part in the drill. Local administrators may exempt students from the drill.


- A law enforcement official should be present during the drill. If an official is unable to appear, the school is still required to conduct the active shooter drill.


The Institute For Childhood Preparedness is an expert team of award-winning first responders. Our team is certified through Gateway of Illinois to provide active shooter trainings. Our trainings are specifically tailored for those caring for children. Our program comes with decades of real-world experience. We prepare teachers and childcare providers to safely respond to emergencies.

Contact us today to bring our active shooter training to your school district.

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