On Wednesday, May 1, CREC will host the School Safety: It’s Everybody’s Business Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. CREC’s mission is for each and every student to receive the highest quality education possible. Ensuring the safety and security of students, teachers, and school faculty is integral to that mission.
Following the recent, senseless violence in Newtown, the nation’s attention is focused on our schools. This conference will highlight solutions to the many challenges schools are facing with regards to creating a welcoming environment and ensuring our students and staff are safe. The keynote presenter, Michael Dorn, is a national expert in the field of school security. The event will also host special guest, Lieutenant Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. CREC is offering the conference at no cost to participants.
The event is hosted by CREC in collaboration with Safe Havens International on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertising opportunities are available. Visit www.crec.org/school-safety for more information and to register.
The Capitol Region Education Council was established in 1966. Working with and for its member districts, CREC has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the region. CREC regularly serves 36 towns in Greater Hartford, offering more than 120 programs to more than 150,000 students annually. CREC manages more than 20 facilities throughout the area, including 15 district magnet schools. More information about CREC and CREC’s award-winning Magnet Schools is available at www.crec.org.
As the world’s leading international non-profit campus safety center, Safe Havens International is committed to helping schools and school systems improve crisis preparedness and campus safety. For over 10 years, they have worked with schools on national and international levels in planning, coordinating, and evaluating a wide range of school crisis simulations. Safe Havens analysts are passionate advocates for children, educators and schools who view improvements in school safety, security and emergency preparedness as powerful tools for school improvement. For more information visit: http://www.safehavensinternational.org/.