Category: Planning

The Task Force identified the following critical planning areas in school safety: school assessments and reassessments; reunification planning; schools as polling places; predetermined responses; emergency go-kits; and technology. This section provides resources in those planning areas.

Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools (National Association of School Psychologists, NASRO, and Safe Schools) [September 2022]

The National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Resource Officers, and Safe and Sound Schools have partnered to provide this guidance on armed assailant training. The guidance reflects unique considerations within the school environment, including protecting both physical, and psychological safety. Resource: Download this guidance on armed assailant drills here

School Safety & Security Bulletin (NHIAC) [September 2022]

The New Hampshire Information Analysis Center (NHIAC) developed a school safety and security bulletin that provides schools with the latest safety and security related information. Resource: Download the September 2022 Bulletin here

Averting Targeted School Violence (U.S. Secret Service) [September 2022]

In this most recent study, Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools, NTAC examined 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006-2018. The key findings of the study are clear and consistent: Individuals contemplating violence often exhibit observable behaviors, and when community members report these behaviors, the next tragedy …

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Webinar Announcement: National Preparedness Month Resources for K-12 Schools and Communities (DHS) [September 2022]

Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on September 15 at 2:00 PM EDT for an informational webinar on National Preparedness Month featuring guidance, best practices, and resources for kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. The session will be held in coordination with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign (Ready.gov) and …

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Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (DHS) [September 2022]

Train-the-Trainer Course Offerings Announced for 2023 Washington, DC, August 31, 2022 — The DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A), National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office has announced the following iterations of the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Courses (ID-TERC) for Calendar Year 2023. The Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC) …

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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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PRESS RELEASE – Safety Video, Resources Shared with School Districts Across New Hampshire as Students Return to Classrooms (NH HSEM) [August 2022]

CONCORD, N.H. – On Monday, August 29, 2022, the New Hampshire Department of Safety and the New Hampshire Department of Education released a Back to School Safety video to school districts throughout the state.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT (CISA) [August 2022]

The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), brings federal, state, and local 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 and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, …

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Webinar: The Role of School Nutrition Directors in School Safety Efforts (REMS) [August 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight the role of school nutrition …

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School Readiness Program (NH HSEM) [August 2022]

The School Readiness Program is responsible for working with public and non-public K-12 schools to provide assistance with reviewing their site-specific emergency operations plans, facilitating school-based trainings and exercises, conducting physical security assessments, and coordinating the NH School Safety Preparedness Task Force. Together these measures combined with industry best practices ensure New Hampshire schools are …

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