Responding to Threats: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

October 30, 2019 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Threats to schools are nothing new, but how education leaders respond matters for student and employee safety and can either create or harm trust in the community. Join OSSBA for this special, FREE workshop to learn what procedures your district needs in place to ensure appropriate response to threats. You’ll also hear from a panel of education leaders about their recent experiences with threats and receive advice from two experienced communicators about when and how to share information about threats and the district’s response.

  • There’s Been a Threat. Now What?

    Explore legal, policy and procedural issues to ensure your district acts with care and speed in responding to threats.

    Presented by OSSBA Staff Attorney Brandon Carey and Julie Miller, OSSBA Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel.

  • What We Learned

    Superintendents will share their recent experiences with threats, including how they worked with law enforcement and their communication strategies.

    Presented by Yukon Superintendent Jason Simeroth, Edmond Superintendent Bret Towne and Newcastle Superintendent Melonie Hau.

  • Building Trust Through Communication

    Broken trust with students, employees, families and community isn’t easy to restore. Learn how to communicate during threat situations to maintain and earn trust.

    Presented by OSSBA Communications Director Christy Watson and Michelann Ooten, Safety & Security Specialist, OK State Department of Education.

There is no charge for this learning opportunity. Register now as seating is limited! Register online through the member portal.

Need login information or having trouble registering?

For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Terri Silver or Lisa Deaton by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.


OSSBA Conference Center
2801 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK
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