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2 Plumsted Township School District Emergency Management Presentation Dr. Karen Jones Superintendent Mr. Richard DeMarco Emergency Management Coordinator January 16, 2013

3 Presentation Overview 1.Brief Background 2.District Initiatives 3.Changes to Law and State Requirements

4 School Safety & Security Safety is priority one School entrance and exit procedures Emergency management Planning Practice Ongoing Training Constantly evaluating, adjusting, and improving security measures Increased police presence

5 District Initiatives Security Meetings - Annual table top Security Meetings - Meetings to Debrief following security events - Buildings and Grounds Involvement Facilities - Walk through of facilities with stakeholders during summer of NJDOE site facilities checklist completed Annual Staff Training on Security Procedures Crisis Response Teams Multi-Hazard Planning For Schools – Emmitsburg, Maryland

6 District Initiatives Communication - Two way Communication system - School to School Communication - Website usage - Reverse 911 calls Security Technology - Cameras in all schools with various capabilities - Proximity Cards and Access Points - Police access to school camera system

7 Background 2001: The NJDOE guides schools for the development of a District-Wide School Safety Plan (SSP) 2006: Codes and regulations for SSPs are revised and updated (NJAC 6A:16-5.1) 2007: Model Policies outlined 2011: State Requirements streamline focus for SSPs 2012: Newtown, CT Tragedy

8 Security Drills All Schools must complete: 1 Fire Drill Per Month (First drill completed within first 10 days of beginning of school) 1 School Security Drill per month (Lockdown, Active Shooter, Evacuation, etc.) First School Security Drill must be completed within 15 days of the beginning Signed Statement of Assurance by end of June

9 What are the State Requirements? Required elements that must be included in SSPs A ‘checklist’ of items and/or assessments to include in the SSPs A framework to enhance existing policies and procedures

10 Meeting and Exceeding the State Requirements Meet with stakeholders to discuss SSPs Make changes based on checklist Conversations with NJDOE regarding our plan – Deborah Bleisnick Security Walkthroughs to assess facilities. Annual review of SSPs with stakeholders Drill compliance SSPs /training to staff Statement of Assurance signed by district and submitted to state Welcome community input and assistance

11 Plumsted Township School District THANK YOU


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