New School Safety Training and Information

  • Date Posted
    February 25, 2020
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School safety remains a top priority for school board members, administrators, and communities. IASB continues to offer a school safety and security seminar at the Joint Annual Conference that compliments a full strand of at least eight Conference panel sessions focused exclusively on school safety issues. Last year, topics covered included behavioral threat assessments, monitoring social media for safety purposes, use of School Resource Officers, reunification drills, and cyber-bullying. A full array of school safety resources can be found on IASB’s school safety and security webpage.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has also unveiled its school safety resource center. This federal school safety clearinghouse is designed to be a one-stop-shop of resources for K-12 school board members, administrators, teachers, parents, and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools.
A free one-day school safety event is also being offered in the north Chicago suburbs. A list of school safety experts from the Illinois State Police, FBI, municipal and county police departments, certified security specialists, and digital threat entities will educate and inform school board members and administrators. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at the White Eagle Events & Convention Center in Niles, Illinois. Details and registration information can be found here.