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.

Statewide School Safety and Security Mapping Project (NHIAC) [July 2022]

Statewide template provides consistent public safety references and terminology across all jurisdictions; supporting map fluency across any mutual aid situation. Supports enhanced data collection and site specific planning. Click here to download the flyer on Statewide School Safety and Security Mapping Project

Grants Finder Tool (SchoolSafety.Gov) [May 2022]

SchoolSafety.gov’s Grants Finder Tool helps you find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe. The tool features a variety of Federally available school safety-specific grants that you can navigate based on school safety topic, award amount, application level of effort, and more. As Federal agencies release school safety funding opportunities and grants …

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Overview of Resources Available (SchoolSafety.Gov) [May 2022]

The site serves as a one-stop access point for the American public and school communities
to find information, resources, guidance, and best practices on a range of school safety
topics and threats.

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Archived Webinar: Understanding the Role of Families and Parents in Support School Safety Before, During, and After an Emergency (REMS TA) [February 2022]

View Recorded Webinar Who: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Details of the webinar: The REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar to highlight the role of families and parents in supporting school safety efforts at the local and state levels. During this Webinar, presenters discussed the importance of developing a collaborative …

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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]

School Door and Window Labeling Recommendations (NH HSEM) [November 2022]

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 is recommended that …

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National Threat Assessment Center Report on Protecting American Schools (USSS) [November 2019]

Ensuring the safety of children at school is a responsibility that belongs to everyone, including law enforcement, school staff, mental health practitioners, government officials, and members of the general public. To aid in these efforts, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) studied 41 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred at K-12 …

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School Identification Cards Recommendations (NH HSEM) [November 2022]

School Identification (ID) cards, when issued and worn, are a form of access control that ensures individuals on school property are easily identified. Credentials for faculty, staff, and visitors play a key role in identifying persons during emergencies. Emergency responders, parents, and students need a way to rapidly identify authorized personnel. Identifying visitors in the …

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