The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) held a listening session on June 6, 2018 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. This forum provided an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the Commission about their views on how schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other local and state government agencies can improve school safety.
The Department of Education was represented by Deputy Secretary Mick Zais. The Department of Justice was represented by Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams. The Department of Homeland Security was represented by Protective Security Coordination Division Director Scott Breor and Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary Todd Klessman. The Department of Health and Human Services was represented by Assistant Secretary Elinore McCance-Katz.
"There's no one size fits all approach and each state and every community must develop their own solutions. That's why open and public discussions and listening sessions such as these are so important," Deputy Secretary Mick Zais said in his opening remarks.
The listening session consisted entirely of a public input session.