Handouts can also be located here: https://www.ohioschoolboards.org/summit-handouts

OSBA is participating in a collaborative effort involving a multitude of education groups, mental health organizations and law enforcement agencies to address the issues surrounding the safety and security of Ohio’s schools. Nearly 20 groups have committed themselves to working together to make a difference for the schoolchildren in the state. The organizations are planning the inaugural School Security and Safety Solutions Summit. This free event is designed for district teams, including administrators, board members, educators, school counselors, school psychologists, support staff, mental health professionals, parent leaders, and law enforcement and other first responders.

All sessions will be held in the C Concourse. A map of the center, directions and parking information is available at http://columbusconventions.com.

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Agenda

8:30 a.m.
Registration
9 a.m.
Safety Connection opens
This area will feature additional programs and services from around the state. Representatives from school districts, community organizations and associations will be available throughout the day to share what they are doing to ensure school safety. You will have one-on-one time to discuss these programs and services and gather additional information you can use in your district and community.
10 a.m.
Opening General Session – The state of school safety in Ohio: What we know to be true and recommendations for moving forward
Dr. Amy Klinger, co-founder and director of programs, Educator’s School Safety Network
Dr. Amy Klinger is a nationally recognized expert in school safety and crisis management. With nearly 30 years of experience as an educator and administrator, Klinger brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. With expertise in active shooter response, crisis planning and preparedness, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, and lockdown enhancements, she combines a knowledge of law enforcement procedures with the practical experience of educational administration.
11 a.m.
Breakout session 1 - A comprehensive approach to school safety
David Hile, superintendent; Wesley David Weaver, high school principal; Scott Beery, middle school principal; and Sherry Crum, intermediate principal, Licking Valley Local
Licking Valley Local (Licking) shares how it developed and continues to improve a comprehensive approach to safety and security. The district’s plan addresses school culture, staff training, cutting-edge enhanced facility security, threat assessment and mitigation, student-parent reunification, planning and more.
11 a.m.
Breakout session 2 - A framework to assess, prevent, intervene
Dr. Scott J. Hunt, superintendent, Cardinal Local (Geauga); Karen Lackey, prevention services director, Geauga County ESC; and Holly Jacobson, coordinator, Geauga Youth Led Prevention
Geauga County ESC has worked with local school district staff and students and 15 county agency partners to design a countywide decision framework for developmental services. These services help schools deal with mental health and wellness issues, the impact of social media and the risks involved in key student transitions.
11 a.m.
Breakout session 3 - Crisis team response to a student death
Beth Johnston, school psychologist; and Katie West, therapy dog team coordinator, Muskingum Valley ESC; and Sharon McDermott, superintendent, Franklin Local (Muskingum)
Muskingum Valley ESC has created a collaborative system for responding to the death of a student. Learn the protocol for assembling a team, information that is disseminated to educators, support staff and parents, items in a crisis bag and lessons learned.
11 a.m.
Breakout session 4 - Engaging the community in your district’s safety initiatives
Jenny Alexander, communication specialist, Mad River Local (Montgomery); Dr. Roseann Canfora, communications officer, Cleveland Municipal; Trevor Patton, director of marketing and communications, Washington Court House City; Erika Daggett, associate director of communications, Forest Hills Local (Hamilton); and Lou DeVincentis, director of communications, Orange City
Learn best practices and the role of effective communications in promoting district safety. Discover the value of proactively communicating about safety policies and protocols before a crisis happens, the messaging to the community and media that needs to occur in the aftermath of an incident and systems that should be in place to disseminate the facts.
12 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1 p.m.
Breakout session 1 - Helping elementary students with anxiety
Amy Blankenship, GIS and instructional coach, Olentangy Local (Delaware)
Blankenship, from Olentangy Local (Delaware), has developed a process to prevent elementary students dealing with stress and anxiety from being labeled with behavior issues. Learn about different types of stress and anxiety and take away simple activities to use in elementary classrooms to help students identify and deal with stress and anxiety.
1 p.m.
Breakout session 2 - Planning and moving forward after tragedy
Tim Armelli, president; Frank Hall, founder; Andy Fetchik, vice president; Doug Snyder, treasurer; and Bill Cushwa, board member, Coach Hall Foundation
After a tragic event, such as the shootings at Chardon High School in 2012, planning, services and recovery must be provided for the community as a whole. While planning for the prevention of crisis is paramount, the recovery effort is just as important. Follow Chardon Local (Geauga) through the recovery and learn what plans worked and what to avoid.
1 p.m.
Breakout session 3 - Trauma-informed care
Dr. Kelly Glick, assistant principal; and Darlene Mack, counselor, Findlay City
Trauma-informed care is quickly becoming a buzz phrase throughout Ohio and the nation. In 2014, Findlay City began transformational change to create a trauma-sensitive culture. This session will discuss trauma theory and the neuroscience behind the movement, why trauma-informed care makes sense, the impact of trauma on learning and behavior, the differences between a traditional and trauma-informed school perspective, and practical and relevant interventions.
1 p.m.
Breakout session 4 - Using PBIS to improve school safety
Sabrina Scott, director of health and wellness, Canton City; and Scott Barber, transitional care coordinator and Jeff Grosse, assistant superintendent, Berea City
Learn about Berea City’s systemic approach to address school safety. Hear how the district has incorporated positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), a multitiered approach to behavioral intervention, along with district-agency collaboration in addressing behavior and discipline.
2:15 p.m.
Breakout session 1 - A community approach to promote student experiences through collaboration
JoLynn Wheatley, district social worker, Jonathan Alder Local
Learn how Jonathan Alder Local (Madison) built a family-school-community partnership and implemented evidence-based practices and programs in school mental health to address suicide prevention education and awareness efforts.
2:15 p.m.
Breakout session 2 - After-school safety
Pete Japikse, senior transportation consultant, OSBA, and Bruce Brown, executive director, Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
Safety in schools should not end when the bell rings. School buses, athletic events, school dances and after-school meetings are just some of the soft targets a district needs to consider when looking at school safety. A panel of experts will share what you need to consider when making your plans.
2:15 p.m.
Breakout session 3 - Communicating in a crisis
Kirk Koennecke, superintendent, and Chad Lensman, middle school principal, Graham Local; Dave Lyle, security administrator, Springfield City; and Tony Sells, deputy sheriff, Champaign County Sheriff's Office
Graham Local (Champaign) used a team planning approach to develop a communication strategy that addresses the timing, nature, location and circumstances of a crisis. This session will provide multiple perspectives on communicating proactively when dealing with safety and security issues. You will learn about proper responses to situations through the lens of district leaders, law enforcement, principals, staff and community members.
2:15 p.m.
Breakout session 4 - Enhancing communication during active threats
Robert Winton, high school principal; and Austin Wilson, Hady Salama and Mary Biebe, former students, Rocky River City
Seconds count during a crisis and keeping students and staff informed is critical in ensuring safety. Learn about software developed by high school students at Rocky River City that increases communication during an active shooter or emergency situation.
3:30 p.m.
Closing General Session – School safety: A parent’s perspective
Alissa Parker, co-founder, Safe and Sound Schools
Alissa Parker tells her personal story and recounts the lessons she learned on Dec. 14, 2012, and in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She shares the inspiring way she has chosen to help school communities improve school safety in honor of her daughter, Emilie, and in the memory of the other 19 children and six teachers lost on that day. Parker’s perspective as a parent provides unique insight and inspiration for parents, administrators, school staff, emergency responders and community members who strive to make their schools safer.
4:30 p.m.