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The New Reality of School Safety

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Recorded on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Whether districts are starting the 2020-2021 academic year with in-person classes, hybrid model or remote learning, the definition of school safety has drastically changed for everyone. K-12 leaders today must not only account for severe weather, active assailants and everyday medical emergencies, they must also be prepared for the new challenges of a post-COVID world.

Watch Rave Mobile Safety, the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools and Florida’s Seminole County Sheriff’s Office School Safety Division as we discuss the new health and safety initiatives these two school districts have implemented and important takeaways on how their current school year is going.

In this webinar, we shared:

  • Top health and safety concerns for the 2020-2021 academic year and how to overcome them 

  • Key initiatives that correlate with discoveries from a recent Rave K-12 back-to-school survey report 

  • How districts across the country are leveraging technology to safeguard their school communities 

Meet the Speakers:

sunda cramerSunda Cramer, Student Systems Application Manager
Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

Sunda Cramer manages all the software for the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools, providing access to teachers, staff, students and parents. The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools are in the City of Baltimore and several counties, including Baltimore and Howard. The school district consists of 48 elementary, middle and high schools, over 13,00 students and 1,500 staff members.

Captain Rick Francis, Director of District School Safety and Security
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office

Captain Rick Francis oversees the School Safety Division as the school safety director and is responsible for 66 schools with approximately 68,000 students and 8,000 staff members. Throughout his time at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Francis has served in a variety of roles, including patrol and major crime investigations.

brian skibinskiBrian Skibinski, Chief Information Officer
Forest Ridge School District 142

In his seventh year at the District, Brian has over 15 years of experience in the information technology field and specifically in educational technology. He serves as a board member for Illinois Educational Technology Leaders (IETL), a state chapter of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and for his local school district, Frankfort School District 157-C. He is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, with degrees in Organizational Leadership and Computer Technology. When not working he is a weekend handyman and sports coach for his kids.

jp frenchJP French, Director of Strategic Accounts
Rave Mobile Safety

JP French manages customer success for large implementations through daily interactions, continuous training, education and outreach at Rave Mobile Safety. JP currently supports over 250 school districts, 100+ PSAPS, first responder organizations (fire, law enforcement and EMS) and local, state and federal stakeholders.

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