This guide is a result of recommendations made by New Hampshire’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force. The group was formed in 2018 to further Governor Christopher Sununu’s goal of making New Hampshire’s schools the safest they can be while fostering growth and education.
Information within this stand-alone School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide specifically relates to recommendation #50, which advises that the state develop safety and security best practices for new school construction. Please consider implementing these best practices in construction design planning within your district, including modifications to existing structures and systems. They are intended to move the state forward in improving the safety of New Hampshire’s students, providing practical, actionable recommendations that maintain the school’s integrity and atmosphere, while slowing down a perpetrator.