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School Safety Center
The School Safety Center is a section of the site that provides various tools to enhance and further develop school or district safety and security initiatives. NOTE: Entrance to the Center can be accessed by using the School Safety and Security Manual’s username and password.  If you do not have access to the Center, contact your school or district administration to determine access permission.  If you are still unable to access the Center send an email to request access to .

Federal Resource: Guide for Developing Emergency Operations Plan
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 is 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 responds to the needs and concerns voiced by stakeholders following recent shootings and natural disasters. 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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