Kansas Adjutant General's Department

9/25/2009
Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner
Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil

(785) 646-1192
www.kansastag.gov

 

Media Availability For Question and Answer Session With Leaders During Safe Schools Conference

The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department and Kansas State Department of Education staff members will co-host a Kansas Safe and Prepared Schools Conference Sept. 28 – 29 at the Webster Conference Center, 2601 N. Ohio St., Salina, Kan.
 

Media are invited for an open question forum with Lt. Gov. Troy Findley; Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the adjutant general; Dr. Bob Hull, director of the Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools and Dr. Mark Thompson, director of Coordinated Health from the Department of Education.  It will be held at Webster Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28.
 

The conference for school administrators, board members, teachers, counselors and resource officers will focus on topics ranging from classroom behavior to natural disasters and possible school violence.
 

Hull, Olathe, has served as the director of the Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools since February 2009.  Hull has spent 30 years in the public education system and was previously a Kansas school superintendent. 
 

Parkinson signed a proclamation Thursday, Sept. 10, declaring Kansas School Preparedness Week, citing on any given day 20 percent or more of Kansans are gathered in a school setting, where society and parents expect their children to learn in a safe and prepared environment and where school and community officials are prepared to handle unforeseen events.

The Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools serves to coordinate, recommend and implement resources and training that will improve safe and prepared learning environments for Kansas Schools. The center will provide leadership in assisting schools in the prevention of, preparation for, respond to and recovery from crisis events that impact schools and their communities.

For more information about the Kansas Center for Safe and Prepared Schools or register for the event go to http://conferences.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1976.

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