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School security seminar scheduled at Conference

  • Date Posted
    July 20, 2019
  • Category
    Conference
For the fourth consecutive year, IASB will host a half-day seminar on school safety during the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. The seminar is being offered in response to the continuing critical challenges facing schools in providing and maintaining school safety.

School board members, administrators, and resource officers are invited to attend, and are encouraged to invite their community emergency personnel and providers, as well.
 
Frank DeAngelis
A featured speaker will be the former Principal of Columbine High School, Frank DeAngelis, who lived through the devastating Columbine mass murder in 1999. He will share what he learned in staying on as principal through 2014, and in becoming a consultant on safety and emergency management at Jeffco School District in Colorado.

In addition, the challenges of keeping people safe at school will be addressed by a carefully chosen board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), and later by a consultant to school districts and law enforcement agencies across North America.

The School Safety and Security Seminar will also provide the latest information on other key aspects of school safety such as:
  • Resources to help schools be more effective and strategic in their security planning
  • Information about where, how, and when to look for precursors on social media
  • Learning from what has happened in past incidents
In addition to the Friday morning Seminar, IASB will offer eight school safety panel sessions on various issues. Look for a safety symbol in the Conference booklet to find these safety panels.

The 2019 Seminar, called “Preparing for School Safety,” will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Friday, November 22 from 7:45 to 11:25 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Watch the IASB website for registration details and further information about the 2019 School Safety and Security Seminar.