New Jersey Department of Education

Site Assessment

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:41-14, New Jersey school districts and nonpublic schools are required to assess the security features and vulnerabilities of school buildings and grounds on an annual basis utilizing a checklist provided by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The NJDOE and NJOHSP have identified the SITE ASSESS tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center, as the requisite tool to fulfill the assessment and reporting requirement

Districts must submit the completed REMS TA Center Site Assess Tool (PDF or excel file) for their school facilities to the NJDOE via our online collection application.

All questions about the K-12 School Safety Assessment (N.J.S.A. 18A:41-14) completion/submission can be directed to

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