A state senator is pushing for a bill that would penalize schools for not conducting safety drills.
Safety drills are already required by law but isn't enforced in Michigan. The potential bill would require school districts to report drill completions or a portion of their state funding would be withheld. If a school does not complete a safety drill, 5% of their state aid would be in escrow until they comply. Currently, Michigan law doesn't require schools to send their documented reports anywhere nor do they check on compliance. The Newtown school shooting sparked the creation of this proposed act.