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 an educational and informative session, “Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement,” Patrick Kissane, director of school safety and security and anti-bullying coordinator at Edison Township Public Schools, will discuss the various parts of the Memorandum of Agreement in New Jersey.

The New Jersey MOA emphasizes the importance of training and collaboration between local law enforcement and education officials to protect the educational environment. It meticulously outlines many different parts of school safety and security, such as critical incident planning, law enforcement operations in collaboration with schools, HIB protocols, obligations to report offenses, confidentiality, law enforcement participation in educational programs and more.

A strong, positive relationship between law enforcement and schools is necessary to ensure all incidents are handled promptly, effectively and appropriately. Learn how your district can improve its relationship with local law enforcement to keep your schools safe and secure.

Cost The member fee is $99, and nonmembers 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.