Federal Commission on School Safety to Hold First Field Visit

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Federal Commission on School Safety to Hold First Field Visit

WASHINGTON – Representatives from the Federal Commission on School Safety will travel to Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Maryland on Thursday, May 31, for a field visit to learn about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a framework for assisting school personnel in organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions to help improve academics and social behavior outcomes for students.

While onsite, Commission representatives will hear from nationally renowned PBIS expert Dr. George Sugai, as well as Anne Arundel County Public Schools administrators, teachers and students about the district's PBIS program. This is the first of several field visits where the Commission will learn from practitioners in the field who are actively taking steps to improve school safety and climate.

The Commission will host three different types of events in the coming weeks and months – Commission meetings, field visits and listening sessions. Dates, times and location information will be made available as events are scheduled.


Who :

U.S. Department of Education:
Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Christopher C. Krebs, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and the President’s Nominee for Undersecretary of the NPPD

U.S. Department of Justice
Beth A. Williams, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy

What :

Federal Commission on School Safety Field Visit

When :

10:30 a.m. ET – Classroom visit
Open press - pool, no avail
Contact White House Press Office for additional details

11 a.m. ET – Panel presentations and discussion
Open press - pool, no avail
Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGO0TR_Hfa8

Where :

Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School (Anne Arundel County Public Schools)
7660 Ridge Chapel Road
Hanover, MD 21076