In light of the tragic events at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, as well as the unseasonably inclement weather, this week’s planned Maryland Center for School Safety Summit has been postponed.

An announcement of a new date is expected in the coming weeks.

The summit, bringing together safety experts from all 24 Maryland school systems had been scheduled to take place this Thursday, March 22, in Annapolis.

BALTIMORE  – Leaders from Maryland’s 24 local school systems will meet in Annapolis on Thursday, March 22 for the 2018 Maryland Center for School Safety Summit.

Taking place in an atmosphere of heightened concern for schools, the summit will focus on state-of-the art preparation and prevention ideas and protocols during the morning sessions. School system administrators and guidance staff will discuss safety with their local law enforcement, fire departments, EMTs, and emergency management officials during the afternoon break-out sessions.

The Center is an independent unit of the State government, administered in cooperation with the Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Among the highlights of the conference

9 a.m. – Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, will address the conference.

10:30 a.m. – Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, Active-Assailant Incident Preparedness and Coordination, and School Safety Initiatives

11:30 a.m. – The Landscape of School Shootings with William Modzeleski, former Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug Free Schools program, and a national expert in school security matters.

The summit begins 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at the Maryland National Guard Armory, 18 Willow Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.