On Friday, June 3 NJSBA held its School Security and Student Safety Conference. The program featured experts in homeland security, disaster preparedness, education, and law enforcement. Guest speakers included New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe, and Eric Tysarczyk, director of policy and planning for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security.

In addition, panel discussion participants included Dr. Lawrence Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Jeff Gale, special investigator, NJDOE Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning; Donald Webster, Jr., NJSBA president and president, Manchester Board of Education; Mayor Kenneth Palmer, Manchester Township; David Trethaway, Manchester Township School District superintendent; Jeff Gale, special investigator, NJDOE Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning; New Jersey State Police Sergeant First Class Adam Grossman; Angelo Onofri, acting Mercer County prosecutor; and Lt. Matt Kemp, West-Windsor Police Department; and Paul Jenne, Eastern DataComm sales manager.

The program also featured breakout sessions covering a wide variety of school safety topics, including long-term security plans, communication technology; and best practices to enable schools to respond quickly and efficiently to emergency situations.

Left to right: Eric Tysarczyk, director of policy and planning for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security; David Hespe, N.J. Commissioner of Education; Don Webster, NJSBA president; Paul Jenne, Eastern DataComm sales manager; and Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director.Left to right: Eric Tysarczyk, director of policy and planning for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security; David Hespe, N.J. Commissioner of Education; Don Webster, NJSBA president; Paul Jenne, of Eastern DataComm; and Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director.

Jeff Gale of the New Jersey Department of Education speaks to board member attendees during lunchtime roundtable discussion sessions.Jeff Gale of the New Jersey Department of Education speaks to board member attendees during lunchtime roundtable discussion sessions.

Dr. Edward Salina Jr., superintendent of Plainedge Public Schools in Massapequa, Long Island, in New York.Dr. Edward Salina Jr., superintendent of Plainedge Public Schools in Massapequa, New York.

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