Paul Raymond

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Reminder for Schools: Emergency Operations Plans due September 1st

For Schools: Emergency Operations Plans are due September 1st each year. Please submit your EOP via the online portal: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=6320.  If you have questions about the plan itself, please contact your school readiness coordinator at: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=1262

School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [October 2020]

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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School & Drill Planning Considerations Guidance Document (HSEM & NHFMO) [August 2020]

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: EMPG Funding is Available for Active Threat Training (train-the-trainer)

The purpose of the Active Threat Training priority is to improve and enhance school preparedness by funding up to $1,500.00 for two SAU employees to attend Active Threat Training (Train-the-Trainer). It is important to review all of the documentation made available on the Active Threat Training (Train-the-Trainer) Quick Reference Guide. This grant allows the SAU …

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School Door and Window Labeling Recommendations (NH HSEM) [December 2019]

Updated December 2019: The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in cooperation with the NH Fire and Police Chiefs Association, City of Manchester Police Department, NH Department of Education, and the NH Fire Marshall’s Office has endorsed a model system for the labeling or doors, windows, and other access points in NH schools. It …

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