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.

Today, school security is at the forefront of many conversations surrounding the safety of New Jersey’s public school students. By attending this conference, school leaders can learn best practices and take knowledge back to their districts about how to make their schools more secure.

Three presentations are already confirmed for the School Security & Safety Conference:

Implementing Threat Assessments in Your School District

This session will be presented by two professionals from Edison Township Public Schools. Dr. Thomas Toohey, assistant superintendent for pupil special services; and Patrick Kissane, director of school safety and security and the district anti-bullying coordinator. Together they will elaborate on the process of implementing threat assessments into your district’s safety plans.

Mandated CRG Mapping for New Jersey Schools

Mike Rodgers, CEO of Critical Response Group, will discuss the importance of Critical Incident Mapping for all school types. CRG mapping is now mandated in every New Jersey school, making this session a must-see. Attendees will learn the details of CRG Mapping and how it can help their school district.

Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement

Patrick Kissane will present this session, touching on 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. A strong, positive relationship between the two is necessary to ensure all incidents are handled appropriately.

The School Security & Safety Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County College. 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, please email Lou Schimenti, senior manager, exhibitions and co-op. For registration questions, please contact the NJSBA Call Center.