On Friday, June 9, experts in cybersecurity, threat assessments, school security, safety best practices and more will share their perspectives at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s School Security & Safety Conference. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County College in Princeton Junction.

In a must-see session, “Mandated CRG Mapping for NJ Schools,” attendees will learn all there is to know about Collaborative Response Graphics. The session will be led by industry expert Mike Rodgers, CEO of Critical Response Group.

In November 2022, Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill S-2426 into law, requiring all public and nonpublic schools in New Jersey to submit critical incident mapping to local law enforcement. Mapping data must be updated as necessary. This bill will take effect for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

Critical incident mapping data includes:

  • Aerial images of schools.
  • Floor plans, including room and suite numbers.
  • Building access points.
  • Locations of hazardous materials and utility shutoffs.
  • Any other relevant location information.

This session will provide you with the necessary information to not only comply with the recent state mandate, but to keep your district’s children safe. Register now to secure your spot at the conference.

Cost The member fee is $99 and non-members must pay $198. This conference offers four Board Member Academy credits.

Registration Details Registration of school board members and other district staff that have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator, who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration. Register here.

For questions regarding this program, email Lou Schimenti, senior manager, exhibitions and co-op. For registration questions, contact the NJSBA Call Center.