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Congress & School Boards Beef Up Their Security, But Not For Kids

Posted by on January 13, 2011

Shoot a kid in school, and school safety budgets get cut.  But when the shooting is at school board members or elected officials, one of the first discussions is the need for greater security measures. I have watched closely the reactions to December’s shooting at school board members in a Florida school district and now […]

What Does a Fireman Know About Being A School Board Member?

Posted by on April 16, 2010

If the fireman is Reno Contipelli, he knows a lot about school boards.  And he never stops learning about school safety and taking those lessons back to his school-community. Reno is a professional firefighter and dedicated 17-year school board member for Cuyahoga Heights Schools in Northeast Ohio.  He also heads up the board’s school safety committee. Reno […]

School Board Members Speak Out on School Safety – Part 3

Posted by on April 15, 2010

School board members Maria Starks from Dyersville, Tennessee, knows what is going on with school safety in her district.  She particularly knows and appreciates the role of her School Resource Officer.  She also shares information on cell phones in schools and her personal advice for board members. Listen to Maria Starks’ insights on school safety […]

School Board Members Speak Out on School Safety – Part 2

Posted by on April 14, 2010

David Fowler, School Board Member for the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools in Harrison Township, Michigan, does not just hear about school safety measures in his district.  He and his fellow board members actually participate in the training, drills, and related activities. I spoke with David, who attended one of my training sessions at the National […]

Send Your School Board Members to NSBA School Safety and Crisis School

Posted by on March 17, 2010

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 […]