From Harford County Public Schools:
The HCPS School Safety Conference will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at the Richlin Ballroom, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This conference is open to administrators, teachers, parents and the community to learn about the crisis preparedness protocols and plans established by HCPS to protect students and employees, as well as other pertinent safety topics that affect our youth. The guest speaker will be Stephen R. Sroka, Ph.D., an internationally recognized trainer, author, teacher and educational consultant on school safety, at-risk students, alternative education and leadership building for schools and communities. Dr. Sroka will lead three sessions: “Keeping Our Kids Safe and Healthy in a Toxic Society,” “Brain-Based Learning Strategies” and “Teaching to a T: Harford Style.” This conference is funded by the Federal Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (R.E.M.S.) grant from the US Department of Education. The grant has provided the opportunity for HCPS to expand emergency preparedness in the areas of revising procedures, providing additional training, increasing crisis awareness, as well as putting the plans into practice. Registration for this conference is free, and lunch is provided. RSVP by April 29th to Gary Vernon, Safety and Security Office, at 410-638-4242 or Gary.Vernon@hcps.org.