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The TASA Group Presents:

School Safety: Five High Liability Issues for Public Schools

On November 18, 2009, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with school security experts Dale Yeager and Andy Demidont, presented a one-house, interactive webinar for attorneys involved with public schools. The webinar will cover five key issues related to safety and security problems in elementary, middle and high schools:

  • Lack of Accurate Understanding of Safety Issues: Planning Without Assessment, Guessing Is Not Planning.
  • Reaction and Prediction
  • Poor Management of Schools: The Real Issue in School Safety.
  • Lack of Effective Plans to Combat Truancy and Lateness: Truancy Is the Root of All School Safety Issues.
  • Poor Emergency Management: Don’t Ask Amateurs to Do What Professionals Do Without Training.

The webinar features two national school safety experts:

ANDY DEMIDONT is retired from the public education system after more than 35 years of service. During Andy’s tenure in public education, he held various positions, such as assistant principal, high school principal and superintendent. He also taught graduate education courses for Mansfield University. Andy has been nominated to serve on a Statewide Task Force on Restructuring of Education in Pennsylvania. He is also the recipient of numerous state and national recognition awards.

DALE YEAGER began his education as a criminal analyst in 1988. He has extensive training in criminal psychology, forensic psychology, sex crimes investigation, and crime scene forensics/procedures and domestic terrorism analysis, including advanced training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

In 2000, Congress tasked Dale and his expert team to produce a “State of School Safety in America” report. SERAPH has provided three reports to date.

Dale’s research work on school violence has been published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and the Texas Attorney General’s Report on School Violence. In 2005, Dale was appointed to the development committee for the Fairleigh Dickinson University School Security & Safety Administration Masters program. Dale and his expert team have provided school safety training to over 26,000 schools in the U.S.

Click here to view and/or download the webinar.
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