13th Annual School Safety Seminar - Dutchess County School Safety Advisory Committee

Tuesday November 7, 2023 7:30am – 3pm


Henry A. Wallace Center of the FDR Presidential Library and Museum

4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

This is an in person event. There is no cost to attend.

Food will be provided courtesy of New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal


Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, School Safety Team Members, Facilities Directors/Supervisors, School Safety/Security Officers, Safety Monitors, Superintendents of Schools, Principals, Private School Directors, Law Enforcement, School Resource Officers,

Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Public Health, related disciplines in school safety.



New York State Requirements, Updates and Best Practices

Trooper Anca Watt, Trooper Raymond Renzo – New York State Police

A discussion of NYS school safety requirements, updates and best practices.

School Preparation for Large Events and Crowd Management

Michael Stevens, New York State DHSES- Office of Fire Prevention and Control

Planning schools should consider for events having large amounts of people present. Events such as football games and sporting events, graduations, moving-up days, proms, concerts, band performances, meet the staff /parent conferences draw large numbers of people to school property. Planning for effective crowd management and preparation for emergencies will be discussed.

Cyber Security Considerations for Schools

Jim Victor, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal

Sgt. Alonzo Montayna, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

Cyber security considerations and pro-active strategies for schools. Cyberthreats, scams, phishing, malware, Bianca’s Law, swatting, Social media trends and threats will be discussed.

Juvenile Mental Health

Sgt. Alonzo Montayna, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office

Discussion of mental health issues affecting youth and best strategies to support students.

This presentation was recently given for the New York State Juvenile Officers Association Conference.

Threat Assessment For Schools

Frank Guglieri, Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES

Shawn Castano, Deputy Commissioner, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response

Kristin Parise, Dutchess County Threat Assessment Team

Best practices for school threat assessment teams, procedures to follow, cultivating a multi-disciplinary approach, best practices for effective school threat assessment teams and information on the Dutchess County Threat Assessment Team and how it can be an asset for schools.

Note: Program subject to change without notice.


For those who need to register on Frontline /MyLearningPlan use the Mid Hudson Teacher Center link:


For those NOT needing to register on MLP send an email to:

Robert Bloom  please use the subject line: REGISTRATION

Please include your Name, Email, Agency/Organization, and Title


10th Annual School Safety Seminar   October 17, 2017  Presentation Files:


Online Trainings:

Federal Emergency Management Agency -

Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

Active Shooter: What You Can Do

FBI / Penn State University -

Death Notification Training

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium -

Crisis Management for School-based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and Local School Systems

U.S. Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools(REMS) -

REMS On-Line Courses:

Other REMS trainings -

The Four Phases of School Emergency Management

Preventing and Mitigating School Emergencies

Preparedness in School Emergency Management

Responding to School Emergencies

Recovering from School Emergencies

Food Defense for Schools: Essential to a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Conducting a Safety Audit at Schools: Inspecting School Buildings, Grounds, and the Surrounding Community

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) in School Emergency Management

Emergency Management Considerations for Students and Staff with Disabilities

Bereavement at Schools

Pandemic Flu Preparedness in School Emergency Management

Developing a School Emergency Management Plan


National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter Training Sessions