Paul Raymond

Author's posts

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 …

Continue reading

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, …

Continue reading

Election and Polling Places at Schools Resources

Resources for elections and polling places at schools: https://schoolsafetyresources.nh.gov/tag/elections/

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

April 2020 EOP Development Workshop – Concord, NH

Please join us for the FREE two-day workshop that will include instruction and technical assistance in the development of a School Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) and how to conduct a discussion-based exercise. It is strongly recommended that you attend both days of the workshop. You need to bring your school’s EOP. This is intended to …

Continue reading

Basic SRO Course (NHJPOA) [June 2020]

NOTE – THIS COURSE IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS. The NASRO Basic School Resource Officer Course is a forty-hour (40) block of instruction designed for law enforcement officers and school safety professionals working in an educational environment and with school administrators. The course provides tools for officers to build positive relationships with both students …

Continue reading

G290 Basic Public Information Officer Training (NH HSEM) [April 2020]

April 21 & 22, 2020: 8:00am-4:30pm Laconia, NH Fire Department This two-day course will consider the value of communication before, during and after an incident. It is designed to provide PIOs with the essential knowledge, skills and abilities to support proper decision-making by delivering the right message, to the right people, at the right time. …

Continue reading