School Safety & Security Cooperative Kickoff Event – the first of its kind in our region! OESD 114 is excited to announce that many of our school districts in the region have formed a School Safety and Security Cooperative. On Monday, October 20, 2014, leaders gathered together for the very first School Safety and Security Cooperative 2014-15 kickoff event to explore these important issues, learn from each other (first responders and community partners), and install plans to either prevent or mitigate safety and security risks to students and staff. Many attendees joined us from Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties including: school board directors from a number OESD school districts, school district superintendents or their representative, area legislators, first responder leaders, private and public school and college leaders, tribal school leaders, and Emergency Management leaders.
Guest speakers Randy Town, School Safety and Security Coordinator at ESD 105 and Brian Winter, Lieutenant, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office shared details about what they have successfully accomplished in Yakima County in collaboration with schools and emergency agencies through their Cooperative.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with their local city, county and regional officials and discuss the challenges, concerns and needs that are specific to schools in their area.
We hope you will join us in our efforts to foster safe, secure and supportive learning environments in our school communities. For more information about the Cooperative, please contact Kristin Schutte at 360-405-5833 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.