The safety of our schoolchildren is of paramount importance to all people in the education community. The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, has prompted school districts to reassess security measures in place in their facilities. The New Jersey School Boards Association has created the School Security Resources web page with the goal of assisting school officials in the process.
On Jan. 18, 2013, NJSBA sponsored “Safe and Secure Schools: Perspectives after Newtown” at The College of New Jersey. Here are resources from the program:
Keynote address: Dr. Maurice J. Elias, “The Essential Connection between a Safe and Secure School Climate and Students’ Educational and Life Success.” Dr. Elias serves as director of clinical training in Rutgers 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; and former director of New Jersey’s Developing Safe and Civil Schools Initiative. View the PowerPoint presentation.
Panel Discussion I: “Looking Forward: State School Security Procedures and Requirements”
Panel Discussion II: “Looking Forward: Safety and Security at the School Building Level”
Program guide – “Safe and Secure Schools: Perspectives after Newtown”