NextGen School Safety Conference Keynote Speaker Major Loyd Stewart leads a groundbreaking collaboration between the Polk County FL Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County School District. In what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind, the school district recently contracted with the sheriff’s department to provide security and safety services such as:
- Risk assessment and safety analysis
- Security surveys
- Campus security and management of campus security personnel
- Emergency management planning and leadership
- Security-related training and orientation for students, faculty and staff
This means that Major Stewart’s Safe Schools Division is responsible for protecting almost 100,000 students and more than 11,000 educators in Polk County – which boasts a land area larger than Rhode Island. The Safe Schools initiative also covers two local colleges – one public and one private.
Major Stewart’s extensive law enforcement experience has prepared him for the intense environment that can be found in schools. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 12% of all high school students report being in a physical fight on school property within the previous year. Almost 6% said they had missed a day of school in the previous month due to feeling unsafe at school or on their way to school. And more than 5% reported carrying a weapon on school property within the previous month.
At the NextGen Conference, school safety coordinators, school resource officers, principals, heads of school, superintendents, board members, student services directors, risk management directors, loss control coordinators, transportation directors, health services coordinators, school nurses and human resources personnel will come together to focus on all aspects of improving the physical safety of students.
PRE-REGISTRATION – $395
(til May 31st, 2015)
Regular Registration $425