Paul Raymond

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Reminder for Schools: Emergency Operations Plans due October 15th

For Schools: On June 22, 2022, HB1125 was signed into law updating the previous version of NH RSA 189:64 which addresses school emergency operations plans. Additional resources regarding the development, implementation, and review of school EOPs can be found online: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=2529. If you have questions about the plan itself, please contact your School Readiness Liaison …

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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Online Training (REMS TA) [May 2022]

Responding to Critical Incident In Schools – A Behavioral Health Plan (NH DHHS) [November 2022]

Incident Command & National Incident Management System Training (FEMA) [November 2021]

Free Online ICS/NIMS Training: IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100 Encouraged for all first responders and all school/SAU staff.ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure …

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School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [October 2022]

According to the U.S. Department of Education (REMSTA), “Election days may present a security challenge for schools and school districts because many designated polling places are on school grounds. Therefore, on election days, some school districts may cancel school or designate the day for teacher professional development”. The decision to close a school or remain …

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Responding to Student Demonstrations and Protests in Schools (REMS) [n.d.]

Background Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. The response of students across the country to the February 14, …

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Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety (COPS) [August 2020]

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) [July 2020]

Strategies, Programs, and Practices to Consider Effective suicide prevention is comprehensive: it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem. The model above shows nine strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Each strategy is a broad goal that can be advanced through …

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Joint Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records (US DHHS & US DOE) [December 2019]

Excerpt from Document: The purpose of this guidance is to explain the relationship between the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) statute and implementing regulations and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. This document updates and expands on prior guidance to help address potential confusion on the part …

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5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices (PASS) [September 2019]

Partner Alliance for Safer Schools FACT Sheet: 5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices: Following high-profile attacks on our nation’s schools, it’s instinctive to want to do everything possible that could protect students and teachers from being in the line of fire; however, the need to act urgently, combined with limited information and available …

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