(6) At least one law enforcement official.
If a school district is unable to establish a threat assessment team with school district staff and resources, it may utilize a regional behavioral threat assessment and intervention team that includes mental health professionals and representatives from the State, county, and local law enforcement agencies.
(b) A school district shall establish the threat assessment team under this Section no later than 180 days after August 23, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-455) and must implement an initial threat assessment procedure no later than 120 days after August 23, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-455). Each year prior to the start of the school year, the school board shall file the threat assessment procedure and a list identifying the members of the school district's threat assessment team or regional behavior threat assessment and intervention team with (i) a local law enforcement agency and (ii) the regional office of education or, with respect to a school district organized under Article 34 of the School Code, the State Board of Education.
(b-5) A charter school operating under a charter issued by a local board of education may adhere to the local board's threat assessment procedure or may implement its own threat assessment procedure in full compliance with the requirements of this Section. The charter agreement shall specify in detail how threat assessment procedures will be determined for the charter school.
(b-10) A special education cooperative operating under a joint agreement must implement its own threat assessment procedure in full compliance with the requirements of this Section, including the creation of a threat assessment team, which may consist of individuals employed by the member districts. The procedure must include actions the special education cooperative will take in partnership with its member districts to address a threat.
(c) Any sharing of student information under this Section must comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the Illinois School Student Records Act.
(Source: P.A. 102-791, eff. 5-13-22; 102-894, eff. 5-20-22; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23; 103-175, eff. 6-30-23.)