School Preparedness and Emergency Planning

ClipboardDrilling in NJ: The Law, Resources & Tools Office of School Preparedness & Emergency Planning Training & Service Request Form
(PDF | Microsoft Word)
To request any trainings or services please complete a Training and Service Request form and submit it to the School Security Unit via fax or e-mail. All requests will be reviewed and approved based upon priority and staffing availability.

Drill Observation Request Form
(PDF | Microsoft Word)

To request guidance and feedback on required school security drills, complete and submit the request form via fax or email.

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    On June 18, 2013, the White House released a guide for developing high-quality emergency operations plans for K-12 schools. This guide aligns with the New Jersey Department of Education's Minimum Requirements for Safety and Security Plans. The guide builds upon years of emergency planning work by the Federal government and are the first joint product of DHS, DOJ, ED and HHS on this critical topic. The guide is customized and incorporates lessons learned from recent incidents, and respond to the needs and concerns voiced by stakeholders following the recent shooting in Newtown and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Schools can use this guide to assist in aligning their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
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