Tag: Resource Document

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 …

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5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices (PASS) [September 2019]

Partner Alliance for Safer Schools FACT Sheet: 5 Reasons Schools Should Avoid Classroom Barricade Devices: Following high-profile attacks on our nation’s schools, it’s instinctive to want to do everything possible that could protect students and teachers from being in the line of fire; however, the need to act urgently, combined with limited information and available …

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School Door and Window Labeling Recommendations (NH HSEM) [December 2019]

Updated December 2019: 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 …

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Fire Drills and All Hazard Response Drills/Exercises in Schools (NHFMO) [November 2019]

Updated November 2019 As of July 2019, NH educational facilities are required to follow amended RSA 189.64 and the Life Safety Code related to emergency response drills. This flyer provides relevant information related to these required exercises and drills. Download the Fire Drills and All Hazard Response Drills/Exercises in Schools Flyer

School Identification Cards Recommendations (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

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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School Emergency Supplies for Shelter In Place (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

Every school should store emergency supplies in preparation for an emergency that requires students and staff to shelter in place at the school building. The school safety team should select supplies that address the needs of the specific school’s population, climate, facilities, and resources. Due to the importance of emergency supplies, the school safety plan …

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School Emergency Evacuation “Go Kits” (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

In case of an emergency evacuation, it is critical that every classroom and the administration maintain a “go kit,” a self-contained and portable stockpile of emergency supplies, often placed in a backpack or bucket and left in a readily accessible but secure location so that it is ready to “go.” The school safety plan should …

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Benefits of Ballistic Glass and Security Films for Schools (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

Glass features in or around the interior doors at the front entrance of the school, ground level of the school and/or the entry to a classroom should be designed in such a way that would prevent unauthorized access into that space or the building if the glass was compromised. This can be done with reinforced …

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School Fencing Recommendations Flier (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

According to Hanover Research’s findings on School Fencing, there are several benefits to schools having proper fencing. Fences, as defined in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s K-12 School Security Survey, “are barriers enclosing or bordering a school that are used to prevent entrance, contain people to particular areas, or mark a boundary”. Download the …

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Cameras and Surveillance Systems in Schools Guide (NH HSEM) [October 2019]

Video Assessment and Security Cameras enhance the staff’s ability to respond to attacks and emergencies quickly and appropriately. School officials need to be aware of their surroundings and/or have the capability to observe danger and potential threats. This resource document provides information relative to the use of cameras and surveillance systems in NH schools. Download …

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