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Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit

Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit

Friday, December 28, 2018/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags: Office of Public Instruction , OPI , Elsie Arntzen , Dylan Klapmeier , Montana Education , Montana legislature , Montana News , school safety , Montana schools

Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit

December 28, 2018

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced Friday that the Office of Public Instruction will be hosting a school safety summit on the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session. The event will be in the Capitol Building and will feature a panel of district administrators and law enforcement showcasing school safety best practices for lawmakers.

“Student safety is our number one policy priority this legislative session,” Arntzen said Friday. “It is crucial that legislators learn from local school leaders and law enforcement about what is already being implemented to make Montana’s schools safer and how the legislature can assist moving forward.”

The school safety summit is from 2:30pm to 4:00pm on Monday, January 7th. It will be held in room 303 (Old Supreme Court Chambers) of the Capitol Building and it is open to the public. The panel will feature Dan Rask of the Montana Small Schools Alliance, Superintendent Rob Watson of the Bozeman School District, Superintendent Mike Cutler of the Philipsburg School District, Superintendent Chad Johnson of the Hardin School District, and Randy Middlebrook with the Department of Homeland Security.

The OPI’s student safety and other legislative priorities can be found here.

The event will also be livestreamed at this link: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00309/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20181206/-1/33527

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CONTACT: Dylan Klapmeier

                       Director of Communications, Montana Office of Public Instruction

                       dylan.klapmeier@mt.gov

                       406-444-3559

 

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