The Maine DOE is encouraging staff from Maine schools to attend Preparing People: A School Safety and Security Workshop on Tuesday, June 24 at Colby College Alumni Center in Waterville.
The free workshop will offer reality-based video scenarios with group discussion, multi-discipline planning and an overview of simple strategies for safer and more effective Maine schools. K-12 and post-secondary staff as well as emergency management, fire & rescue, health and human services, law enforcement and security personnel involved with PK-16 safety and security are encouraged to attend.
Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International, the world’s largest school safety center, will be the session’s lead presenter. Dorn has worked extensively with the Maine DOE to analyze and report the status of school security in Maine and recently helped develop a free school security guide on the Department’s behalf for our state’s schools entitled 20 Simple Strategies to Safer and More Effective Schools. He is an international speaker, consultant and author who implements proven, practical and cost effective tools for school improvement through safety.
Seating is limited and advanced registration, which can be completed online here, is required for this workshop.
For more information about this event or school safety and security technical assistance, please contact Maine DOE’s Pat Hinckley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-624-6886.