In today’s education world of declining budgets and increasing safety concerns, could your school board members benefit from cutting their learning curve for beefing up security and crisis preparedness while still being fiscally responsible?
Once again, I have the pleasure of co-presenting a half-day “Early Bird” afternoon pre-conference workshop on school security and emergency planning for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at their annual convention this April in Chicago.
On Friday, April 9, 2010, along with my colleague Chuck Hibbert from Indiana, we’ll work with board members from around the nation to discuss common gaps in security and emergency plans, how to communicate safety issues to parents, and best practices for reducing threats and potential legal (and school-community relations) liabilities.
Registrations have exceeded those from last year’s NSBA convention, but additional seats have been made available. Visit NSBA’s Early Bird Workshop page for more information on the session and registration.
Why am I mentioning this here? No, I don’t make any more money if more people attend the workshop. But like those who attend and participate, I do get the pleasure of spending time with dedicated school board members, superintendents, and other educators who have this one rare time during the course of a school year to share the school safety success stories, learn what their peers are doing, and network on school safety issues.
Pass along this information to your school board members who are planning to attend NSBA’s convention in Chicago next month. Having worked with school board members at NSBA events since my first program with them in 1996, I can truly say the level of school board member interest and sharing on school safety trends, challenges, and strategies has never been better!
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