School Safety Summit To Share Best Practices And Policy Recommendations

Jul 25, 2018

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Before kids go back to school, state officials and educators will gather in Cheyenne to discuss how to make schools safer. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is hosting a School Safety Summit on August 8.

WDE Chief of Staff Dicky Shanor said that the aim of the summit is twofold.

“One is to get all of the different stakeholders involved in school safety and security efforts across the state to come together, to communicate and have a dialogue about what they are all working on,” said Shanor. “And the second piece to that is to come out with some recommendations to share with the legislature.”

In addition to presentations by national experts, the summit will offer focused breakout sessions in three main areas.

“One of them focused on collaboration and best practices with law enforcement, another focused on the hard security component, and the third is mental health.”

The summit takes place on August 8 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.