Monday, June 26, 2017

Second school security seminar scheduled

For the second year, IASB will be hosting a half-day School Safety and Security Seminar at the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago. This educational programming is being added in response to the critical challenges being faced by schools worldwide in the area of providing and maintaining schools as safe and secure places.

The 2017 Seminar, entitled “Preparation for School Safety,” will again take place in conjunction with the Conference. It will be held Friday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

School board members and administrators are encouraged to invite their local emergency responders, school resource officers, school security directors, facility directors, and others who help prepare and carry out security procedures on their campuses to attend this important seminar.

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
“Preparation for School Safety” will include the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program. School districts will be presenting, as well as featured speaker Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a leading author and trainer on school safety.

In addition to the Friday morning Seminar, IASB will offer eight related panel sessions on safety-related issues, including targeted violence prevention, behavioral threat assessments, using social media to thwart violent attacks, and crisis management.

The inaugural School Safety and Security Seminar in 2016 examined how issues of safety impact school learning environments in relation to drills and procedures, physical plant and school buildings, and school climate and culture. Click here for a full recap of the 2016 seminar

“Mark your calendars now; registration will open at a date to be determined,” said IASB Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm.