23rd Annual School Safety Summit

September 24th, 2018

Security & Emergency Preparedness: An All Hazards Training for Schools

This security and emergency preparedness conference brings together leaders in public safety and education to address current trends in public safety for schools and communities. With a focus on prevention, these presentations will be applicable to local leaders and will offer concrete and specific options that may serve as guides for municipalities including schools, community organizations and the private sector.  

September 24, 2018 

Location: Reading Memorial High School - 62 Oakland Rd, Reading, MA

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference

Cost: Free for members || $100/nonmembers


  • Daniel Bennett, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • David Solet, General Counsel, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Richard Smith, Vice President of the International Police Chief’s Association, Chief of Wakefield Police Department
  • Peter Ostroskey, Massachusetts Fire Marshal
  • Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Keith Jones, Director, Corporate Security, The Charles Draper Laboratory, Massachusetts Institution of Technology, Cambridge
  • Anna Nolin, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent, Natick Public Schools
  • Michael Cassidy, Fire Chief, Town of Holliston
  • Michael Cronin, Director of Public Facilities, Town of Lexington
  • Mark Saia, Patrol Officer, Peabody Police Department

Membership Information
Member rates for MPY events are available to current employees of member organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two conferences. In order to facilitate awarding PDPs, we will be issuing PDPs under the heading of Mental Health and Safety Conferences. Any combination of conferences an individual attends will be used to accumulate PDPs. They will not have to be linked, as previously required.
PDPs certificates will be issued at the end of the school year for all MPY conferences an individual attends during this school year. PDPs can only be issued to participants who have attended the conferences and submitted the appropriate paperwork. PDP certificates will be emailed to attendees.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff, upon approval from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). Approval is greanted by the NASW and MaMHCA separately for each conference. Conference participants may request CEUs by filling out the appropriate paperwork at MPY conferences. CEUs are given at Mental Health Series conferences and School Attendance Summits  in a minimum of 5 hours, they do not need to be combined with other conferences. 

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations
All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at Margie@mpyinc.org.

Performing Arts Center, Door Number 6

PDP Request Form
Keith Jones' Presentation
Multi-Hazard Evacuation Plans in Schools
MOU between Police Department and Public Schools
Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model (National Threat Assessment Center, July 2018)
School Safety Cover Letter and Report


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