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Elementary and Primary Education
Complimentary School Safety Event Set for June 6 at HCDE Provides Topics to Promote Security
News Release
Monday, May 14, 2018

Attend the School Safety Institute on June 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington, Houston, Texas to gain strategies to change your school climate and strengthen security. The free event features Gaye Lange, director for Restorative Practices for the Texas Education Agency; Sasha McLean, executive director of Archway Academy, a recovery school; and Eloise Sepeda, a Restorative Justice trainer.


Breakout sessions include the following topics: active shooter response, mental health first aid for educators, cyber security, threat assessment, dropout prevention awareness, social and emotional learning and panel discussions with area chiefs of police.

“Restorative Practices is introduced in this institute as a way for schools to change the school climate, which is a big step towards improving school safety and open communication,” said Ecomet Burley, director for HCDE’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools, host of the institute.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included with registration. The first 50 registrants receive a $50 discount on upcoming June 26 workshop “What are Restorative Practices?”

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credits will be issued to commissioned law enforcement and continuing education units will be given to educators.

Register in advance to attend the free event at www.hcde-texas.org/register (search for workshop number 11962 or date). View the flier: http://bit.ly/2G6yObK  .

About Harris County Department of Education:  HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax rate of $.005195. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.40 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. HCDE also operates four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated youth who require a low student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. The organization is governed by an elected board of seven trustees and has 1,060 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at http://www.hcde-texas.org .




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