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

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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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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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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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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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) [July 2024]

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]