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School Safety and Security Exchange
Nov 8, 2018 • 11:00 am - Nov 9, 2018 • 12:00 pm
Join school and local government leaders from across the state to discuss implementation of new requirements outlined in Act 44 of 2018. By attending this two-day learning program, you'll walk away with the latest information regarding School Safety and Security assessments, planning, reporting and response.
Listen, learn, exchange ideas and network. With access to the right people and resources, you'll be equipped to meet the ambitious compliance timelines established by the law. Join us for targeted keynotes, Q&A sessions, roundtable discussions and ongoing opportunities for peer learning and strategizing.
|Thursday, Nov. 8
|Registration and Networking
|Welcome and Lunch
Opening remarks by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and PDE Deputy Secretary Matthew Stem
|What is Act 44? – Overview of the Law and Moderated Question & Answer Panel
This session will provide an overview of Act 44, as well as a panel of experts for moderated questions and answers on the elements of Act 44.
Presenters: Dr. Mark DiRocco – Executive Director, PA Assoc. of School Administrators; John Callahan – Chief Advocacy Officer, PA School Boards Assoc.
Moderator: Dr. Mark DiRocco
Panelists: Dr. Gennaro Piraino – Superintendent, Franklin Regional SD; Vicki Wilken – Senator Browne’s Office; Gwenn Dando – Senator Langerholc’s Office; Mike Deery – Senator Hughes’ Office
|Assessment Criteria – Physical: Overview of PCCD and CPTED Physical Assessment Criteria
This session will provide an overview of the physical assessment criteria approved by the School Safety & Security Committee, as well as a panel of experts for moderated questions and answers. Presenters: Michael Kelly, AIA, LEED AP – Principal of Project Development, KCBA Architects;
Jeff Straub, AIA, REFP, LEED AP BD+C, CPD – Principal, Studio Director, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects
Moderator: Stephen Swarney – Executive Director, AIA PA
Panelists: Helen Weigel – Director, Bureau of School Audits, Dept. of the Auditor General; Lisa Connor – Audit Specialist II, Bureau of School Audits, Dept. of the Auditor General; Trooper Kevin Jancewicz – RVAT Team, PA State Police; Michael Kelly, Jeff Straub
|Assessment Criteria – Policy/Training: Overview of Criteria and Process
This session will provide an overview of the policy and training assessment criteria approved by the School Safety & Security Committee, as well as a panel of experts for moderated questions and answers. Presenter: Heather Masshardt – Director of Policy Services, PA School Boards Assoc.
Moderator: Brianna Crowley – Director of Education & Training, PA School Boards Assoc. Panelists: Helen Weigel – Director, Bureau of School Audits, Dept. of the Auditor General; Lisa Connor – Audit Specialist II, Bureau of School Audits, Dept. of the Auditor General; Shane Woodmancy – Emergency Management Specialist, PEMA; Heather Masshardt
|Assessment Criteria – Behavioral Health: Overview of Criteria
This session will provide an overview of the Student Assistance and Behavioral Health Support assessment criteria approved by the School Safety & Security Committee, as well as a panel of experts for moderated questions and answers.
Presenters/Panelists: Dr. Jason Pedersen – School Psychologist, Derry Township SD; Dr. Perri Rosen – Project Director, Dept. of Human Services, Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health; Susan Billy – PA Network for Student Assistance Services Region II Coordinator
Moderator: Erika Brunelle – Government Relations, PA State Education Assoc.
|5-6 p.m.||Breakout Sessions:
|Light Reception and Networking
(Dinner on your own)
|Friday, Nov. 9|
|Breakfast and Opening Remarks
Speaker: Senator Pat Browne (R-16)
|Emergency Preparedness Planning
This session will focus on the Emergency Preparedness Plan and process, including what steps school entities should be taking and recommendations for documenting and sharing information. Presenters: Jason Godin – Emergency Management Supervisor, PEMA; Shane Woodmancy – Emergency Management Specialist, PEMA
|9:45-10:45 a.m.||Breakout Sessions:
|Safe2Say Something Overview
This session will provide an overview of the Safe2Say Something program of the PA Office of Attorney General, including a brief review of the Act 44 requirements for the program and information on the implementation. Presentation followed by brief question-and-answer period.
Presenters: Mike Vereb – Director of Government Affairs, PA Office of Attorney General; Adrienne Muller – Government Affairs Liaison, PA Office of Attorney General; Brittney Kline – Program Director of Safe2Say, PA Office of Attorney General; Tim Makris – Managing Partner, Sandy Hook Promise
|Closing and Opportunities for Individual Q&A and Networking
Registration is now closed! Maximum capacity has been reached for this event. Please watch this website for future webinar opportunities on School Safety and Security in November!
PA School Boards Association, PA Emergency Management Agency, PA State Police, PA Association of School Administrators, PA State Education Association, PA State Association of Boroughs, CM Regent Insurance Company, PA Association of Intermediate Units, American Institute of Architects (PA), PA State Senate, PA Office of the Attorney General and PA Dept. of the Auditor General.
A room block has been reserved with The Hershey Lodge for this event.
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Standard Room Rate is $129 + 11% tax
How to Reserve a Room: To make a reservation online, go to: https://book.passkey.com/go/PSBANov2018. If you need assistance, please call the Hershey Lodge at 1-855-729-3108. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve as early as possible to receive the group rate. Hotel check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.\
Cancellation policy: Any cancellation occurring less than 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one-night’s room and tax. The Hershey Lodge charges $50 if an early departure occurs.
Reservations received after October 9 will be accepted on a space-available basis.