School Security Plans:
July 1st Submission Deadline
Every school in the state faces potential threats. In recognition of the need for an all-hazards emergency preparedness and response capability in schools, Public Act 13-3, An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety requires schools within the state to form a School Committee that is responsible for assisting in the development of a School Security and Safety Plan.
CIRMA reminds its members: Under Public Act 13-3, the plan must be in place for the school year beginning July 1, 2014. This means as a practical matter that it needs to be ready for the first day of school. The plan should be sent electronically or by disc to the appropriate DEMHS Regional Office, as well as provided in similar format to each First Responder agency for the town (the agencies, the positions that sign the plan, as listed at the beginning of the plan template), including law enforcement (local Police Department or resident trooper).
The plan should follow the All-Hazards School Security and Safety Plan Template that is provided by the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. A link to the School Security Template and links to other resources from the State of Connecticut and the Department of Homeland Security are listed below:
For more information or assistance in the submission process, please contact your CIRMA Risk Management consultant. CIRMA is presenting its Locking Down the Facts on Building Security training and education program on June 25, 2014, East Hartford, CT.