Safe and Healthy Schools Bureau

Healthier kids make better students.
Better students make healthier communities.
2017-2018 Safe Schools Plans Guidance
2016-2017 Safe Schools Plans Guidance

Upcoming Events/Training

  • Behavioral Threat Assessment Training, provided by US Department of Education. Thursday, December 14, 2017, in Clovis. FREE! Click here to register
  • FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid training by CYFD or QPR training by DOH for those who work in the schools. To request training in you region, please contact Lisa Hecker, Safe Schools Program Coordinator.
  • Active Shooter Training for School Personnel provided by the New Mexico State Police. To request this training at your school or district, please contact Lisa Hecker, Safe Schools Program Coordinator. Being scheduled NOW for September 2017.
  • FEMA's G-364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools. To request this training in your area, please contact Lisa Hecker, Safe Schools Program Coordinator.
2016 New Mexico Safe Schools Summit Presentations and Handouts

Safe Schools Summit Program

On-line Courses
Safe Schools Advisory Council

The mission of the Safe Schools Advisory Council (SSAC) is to collaborate on the development of training opportunities and delivery of technical assistance to local educational agencies to assist them in developing and implementing high-quality Emergency Operations Plans. Since June of 2015, the SSAC has provided subject-matter expertise, outreach and other resources to further the objective of improving emergency preparedness and response in New Mexico's schools.

SSAC members include:

  • NM Public Education Department
  • NM Attorney General's Office
  • NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • NM Department of Health, Bureau of School and Adolescent Health
  • NM Children Youth and Families Department
  • NM Department of Public Safety, State Police
  • NM Emergency Management Association
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • 3 NM School Resource Officers
  • NM School Nurse's Association
  • Parents Reaching Out
  • Santa Fe County Fire and Emergency Management
  • NM Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • New Mexico Association of Non-public Schools
Resources/Tools/Best Practices


For questions about Safe Schools Plans, please contact:
Lisa Hecker, M.S.
Safe Schools Coordinator