Gov. Jindal signed an executive order today that will assemble several state agencies into a group that will analyze and improve the state's current plan to provide safety in schools.
In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Gov. Bobby Jindal has just signed an executive order bringing numerous state agencies together to create a study group that will reassess and improve upon Louisiana's current programs and plans pertaining to school safety.
The order states that the proposed think tank will be led by Superintendent of State Police Michael Edmonson and Department of Public Safety and Corrections Secretary James LeBlanc. The group will comprise state agencies including the Department of Education, Department of Health and Hospitals, the Board of Regents and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness among others.
According to the order, the collaborative review and assessment will:
- Identify and implement improvements within the respective authority of each State agency,
- Identify recommendations for changes or revisions requiring legislative action prior to the deadline for filing bills to be considered during the next regular session of the Legislature, and
- Identify and disseminate recommendations for changes or revisions requiring local action to each State agency's local partners and interested stakeholders.
To read the governor's executive order in full, click here.