Monday, August 6, 2018

Seminar prepares school districts
for safety and security challenges

The Illinois Association of School Boards will present its third School Safety and Security Seminar, in conjunction with the 2018 Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, on November 16.

IASB’s recent member and superintendent surveys indicated that school safety is the paramount student-oriented issue facing school districts today. At the Symposium, the deep and critical challenges relating to keeping people safe at school will be addressed by local, state, and national leaders in school safety and security, including representatives from the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, ASIS International School Safety and Security Council, and school security advocates. An advocate from the “I Love you Guys” foundation, who had a child in the Sandy Hook elementary school during that tragic incident, will be presenting.

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.

In addition, eight related safety and security panel sessions are scheduled during the Joint Annual Conference on Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17. These will include violence prevention, behavioral threat assessments, monitoring social media to thwart violent attacks, and crisis management, and more.

The Seminar will take place Friday, November 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

School district personnel who plan to attend the School Safety and Security Seminar must also register for the Joint Annual Conference. Non-district personnel who wish to attend the Conference panel sessions must also register for the School Safety and Security Seminar. Click here for more information, including registration details, on the 2019 School Safety and Security Seminar.