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SAFE AND SECURE SCHOOLS: Perspectives after Newtown

Friday, January 18, 2013 • 8:30 a.m. to noon

In the event of inclement weather on Jan. 18, consult NJSBA’s website (www.njsba.org) or call (609)392-2000 for program status.

The College of New Jersey (Kendall Hall Theatre), 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing

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Last month's tragic incident in Newtown, Connecticut, requires school districts to reassess security measures.

The January 18 forum, Safe and Secure Schools: Perspectives after Newtown, will include panel discussions on Safety and Security at the School Building Level and State School Security Procedures and Requirements. It will begin with a keynote address by a nationally recognized expert on school climate.

We encourage you to bring school district staff, parents and other concerned members of your school community to this informative event.

Keynote Address:

The Essential Connection between a Safe and Secure School Climate and Students’ Educational and Life Success

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D.

Dr. Elias of Rutgers University is a nationally recognized expert in community and preventive psychology and school intervention. He serves as director of clinical training in the university’s Department of Psychology; director of the Rutgers Social and Emotional Learning Laboratory, and director of the Collaborative, Rutgers’ Center for Community-Based Research, Service, and Public Scholarship.  For five years, he directed New Jersey’s Developing Safe and Civil Schools Initiative, working with 250 schools statewide.

PANEL DISCUSSION I:

Looking Forward: State School Security Procedures and Requirements

  • Ronald Susswein, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, State of New Jersey
  • Anthony Bland, State Coordinator, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Raymond J. Hayducka, President, New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief of Police, South Brunswick Township

PANEL DISCUSSION II:

Looking Forward: Safety and Security at the School Building Level

  • Dr. Christopher Manno, Chief Education Officer, Burlington Township Public Schools
  • Christopher Brown, Director of Security, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick
  • Dr. Michael Wanko, Ph.D., Principal, Piscataway High School, author of Safe Schools: Crisis Prevention and Response and Past President, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
  • Marty Kalbach, Director, New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group

Register Now This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please complete the online registration form and indicate how many people you intend to bring with you.