Tag: SAUs

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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Developing a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan – April 2020


  • April 21, 2020 - April 22, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Please join us for the FREE two-day workshop that will include instruction and technical assistance in the development of a School Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) and how to conduct a discussion-based exercise. It is strongly recommended that you attend both days of the workshop. You need to bring your school’s EOP. This is intended to (more…)

Coming Together to End Youth Homelessness in NH


  • March 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The DHHS Bureau of Housing Supports is so excited to be working together with each of NH’s Continuums of Care (CoC) to coordinate an event to collectively focus on youth homelessness in NH.  We are gathering youth, non-profit agencies, CoC subrecipients working with youth (including outreach), and many community partners for a program that includes (more…)

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: EMPG Funding is Available for Active Threat Training (train-the-trainer)

The purpose of the Active Threat Training priority is to improve and enhance school preparedness by funding up to $1,500.00 for two SAU employees to attend Active Threat Training (Train-the-Trainer). It is important to review all of the documentation made available on the Active Threat Training (Train-the-Trainer) Quick Reference Guide. This grant allows the SAU …

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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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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 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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