2023 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security Resource Guide (CISA) [November 2023]

The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on November 1-2, 2023, brought federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial school leaders together to share actionable recommendations that enhance safe and supportive learning environments in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. Through expert panels, master class sessions, and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, the Summit explored current threats and issues in school safety and considered research-informed strategies for addressing security challenges and risks.

K-12 schools and school systems face a complex set of security risks and contend with dynamic and evolving threats ranging from acts of targeted violence to cyberattacks. Schools also have unique needs, considerations, and challenges when it comes to safety and security, underscoring the importance of a collaborative, holistic, and actionable approach to the issue.

This guide offers a suite of resources to assist you in enhancing school safety and security in your community. It contains resources that speakers referenced during the Summit as well as additional information on key federal and nongovernmental products, guidance, and tools.

Resource: Download the K-12 School Safety and Security Resource Guide here.

School Emergency Operations Plans (HSEM) [April 2024]

The below resources can be used to assist in developing, implementing, and/or reviewing a schools emergency operations plan.

NH Specific Resources:

Task Force Recommendation Summary

Review all 59 of the Task Force recommendations, view the progress made to complete the recommendations and access available resources.

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The NH School Safety Resource Center is a direct result of the NH Governor’s School Safety Task Force’s recommendation 49 to “establish and maintain a complete and centralized school safety preparedness online resource center to make it easier for schools and interested parties to access relevant information.

The goal of the New Hampshire School Safety Resource Center is to have a central location of the resources available to assist educators, emergency responders, community organizations, school mental health professionals, families and students in creating safe, positive and successful educational environments for students in all New Hampshire schools.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at hsempio@dos.nh.gov.

How to Use the NH School Safety Resource Center

CATEGORIES: The first menu identifies categories that were organized in the Governor’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force Report. These categories include Task Force, Legal Review, Legislative, Mental Health, Planning, Training & Exercises, Communication, Facilities Upgrades, and Links. Each resource is assign a category.

TAGS: The second menu identifies tags. Tags are useful tools to describe the intended recipients or content information. Resources are likely assigned multiple tags. For example, if you want to see all the resources identified as helpful for teachers then select the teachers tag.

SEARCH: The search option identifies resources that meet the criteria entered into the search field. For example, if you enter “bullying” into the search field all resources related to bullying will be sorted.

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