Shamus O’Meara Keynotes Minnesota School Boards Association Summer Conference
Shamus O'Meara provided a keynote presentation at the MSBA Summer Conference held on August 5 in Minneapolis. Shamus presented Keeping a Climate of Safety with Rick Kaufman, Bloomington Schools Executive Director of Communications and Emergency Management. Shamus and Rick discussed their experiences from the Red Lake and Columbine school shooting tragedies, leading school officials through a frank discussion on prevention, crisis response, and recovery, using guidance developed by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Secret Service. Shamus also presented Making Your Schools More Secure with Chris Gibbs, Principal, DLR Group Architects, discussing security concepts for school design and remodeling projects using crime prevention and environmental principles as part of an overall safety and emergency management plan.