At SafePathUSA.com we are always looking at state law and how it affects implementing safety features in schools. The following is the current Virginia State Law
§ 22.1-138. Minimum standards for public school buildings.
C. No school employee shall open or close an electronic room partition in any school building unless (i) no student is present in such building, (ii) (a) no student is present in the room or area in which such partition is located and (b) such room or area is locked or otherwise inaccessible to students, or (iii) such partition includes a safety sensor that automatically stops the partition when a body passes between the leading edge and a wall, an opposing partition, or the stacking area.
D. Any annual safety review or exercise for school employees in a local school division shall include information and demonstrations, as appropriate, regarding the provisions of subsection
E. The Department of Education shall make available to each school board model safety guidance regarding the operation of electronic room partitions.