Virginia Educational Facility Planners
The 2013 Mid-Year Conference

Please join us to learn about innovative strategies to ensure safety and security in your school. See what school districts are accomplishing by putting plans and policies in place to address security issues and working closely with design teams to create safe learning environments.

School Safety and Security

VEFP Mid-Year ConferenceDate:         October 14, 2013

Time:         9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location:  Fauquier High School
705 Waterloo Road
Warrenton, VA


9:00 am
9:30 am Welcome
Duane Harver, President, Virginia Chapter, CEFPI
9:35 am – 11:15 am Keynote – School Safety and Security
J. Pat Lamb, Director Safety & Operations, Irving Independent School District, TX
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Keynote: School Security – Designed Not Applied
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Walter Pusey, Assistant to Associate Superintendent, Charleston SC Public Schools
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Panel Discussion
Donald Green, Supervisor School Safety & Security, Newport News Public Schools
Suzanne Devlin, Supervisor, School Safety & Security, Loudoun County Public Schools
James Bailey, Supervisor, School Safety & Security, Hampton City Public Schools
Christine Bailor, School Safety & Security Coordinator, Henrico County Public Schools
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tour of Fauquier High School
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VEFP Mid-Year Conference School Safety and Security
J. Pat Lamb, Director Safety & Operations, Irving Independent School District, TX

Safety for school children has the nation's attention. Every aspect of educational safety and security is under review and school districts are contemplating best practices to employ to safeguard both students and staff. This session will provide an understanding of the broad threat and explore the philosophy of planning, prevention, mitigation and response. Attendees will learn the basic elements of a security system – staffing, procedures, infrastructure and crisis communications.

As Mr. Lamb affirms, “In many ways, safety and security of children is up to you! We gladly co-labor with our police department and parents in the effort to create safe learning environments for our children.”

VEFP Mid-Year Conference School Security – Designed Not Applied
Walter Pusey, Assistant to Associate Superintendent, Charleston Public Schools, SC

South Carolina’s Charleston County School District plans to replace its oldest buildings with modern structures while strategically integrating up-to-date security upgrades in all of its eighty schools. The district's Office of Security has worked with law enforcement and facility designers to implement building security standards while insuring that features built into new facilities are also retrofit into all existing district buildings. This presentation will focus on the collaboration between those in the security field, design team and educators to insure that the necessary features are not only present in our school buildings but have been purposefully designed to be effective and not a design after-thought in a new building.


AIA/CES Program Completion Form
AIA/CES for Continuing Professional Education Slides


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