Originally aired: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
This free webinar is designed for PreK-12 superintendents, assistant superintendents, heads of private schools, operational and support services department heads (facilities, transportation, food services, safety and security, health services, student services, communications and community relations, etc.), principals and assistant principals, school-based police and security officials, school board members, and related PreK-12 reentry team planners.*
Many school administrators and their teams are struggling day-to-day to keep crisis online learning operations afloat while navigating ever-changing future predictions. While we applaud their valiant commitment, planning for today will not be enough. School leaders must begin planning and preparations now for the eventual return of children and educators to their schoolhouses.
Veteran National School Safety and Security Services’ school safety and emergency preparedness experts, Ken Trump and Chuck Hibbert (speaker bios below), discuss leadership, communication, relationship, and operational planning issues related to COVID-19 safe school reentry planning.
The social, emotional, physical, and educational well-being of students and staff on their first day of return to school will best be determined by the success of school leaders’ planning today.
Kenneth S. Trump is the President of National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based national firm specializing in school security, emergency preparedness, litigation consulting, and related safety consulting and training. He has more than 30 years working with PreK-12 school and public safety officials from all 50 states and internationally. Ken is a third-year doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University where his research focuses on superintendent and principal communications with parents about school safety in highly ambiguous and uncertain times. He earned MPA and BA in Social Service (Criminal Justice concentration) degrees from Cleveland State University. He is the author, co-author, and/or editor of three books, five book chapters, and more than 450 articles. He is one of the most widely quoted school safety experts and is a four-time invited Congressional expert witness.
Chuck Hibbert serves as Senior Consultant to National School Safety and Security Services. Chuck retired after 21 years of services as Coordinator of Safety and Transportation Services for the Wayne Township Metropolitan School District in Indianapolis. Prior to his position in the school district, he served as a twelve-year member of the Indiana State Police. Chuck earned a B.A. degree, has extensive specialized school safety and law enforcement training, and served as a master level instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention as certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute. Chuck has trained and consulted nationally on school security assessments and emergency preparedness issues, and serves as an expert witness consultant to the legal community on school safety and emergency preparedness issues. Chuck was co-designer of the concept leading to the creation of the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy and served as founding chairperson of the Academy’s Advisory Council.