Afternoon Session – Conducting K-12 Site Assessments With SITE ASSESS


“Prerequisite: Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) for K-12” The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, is pleased to offer the Conducting K-12 Site Assessments With SITE ASSESS. Learn about site assessments, including their purpose; who (more…)

  • May 29, 2024
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Morning Session – Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOP’s) K-12 101 – Morning session is a prerequisite for the afternoon session. 


In partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to offer the Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) K-12 101. Learn key considerations for creating, revising, or enhancing school emergency operations plans (EOPs) using the recommended six-step (more…)

  • May 29, 2024
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oxford School Shooting Debrief


On November 30, 2021, a mass shooting occurred at Oxford High. In October 23, 2023 the final report on this incident was published. While there have been debriefs for law enforcement and other first responders, OASSN is hosting a special seminar with a focus for educators to learn from this tragedy. Dave Pass, retired Deputy Superintendent (more…)

  • Oxford School Shooting Debrief
    March 13, 2024
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

0ASSN 2024 Spring Summit


The OASSN 2024 Spring Summit will explore issues around responding to and recovering from cyberattacks. The Summit will cover all aspects of the recovery effort given that while the attacks may start technologically, the effects are widespread throughout the entire organization. It will also explore the implications of hybrid cyber/traditional threats.   (more…)

  • March 13, 2024
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

OASSN 2023 Fall Summit


When technology intersects with safety & security… Emerging Technologies and the Implications for School Safety   In February 2023, three high school student in NYC posted videos on TikTok of a middle school principal making racist and violent remarks about Black students.  The video was not real — it was a deep fake.  Those same (more…)

  • OASSN 2023 Fall Summit
    October 4, 2023
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Proactive Response Training


Proactive Response Training – School busses are an extension of our classrooms and need to train in the all hazards approach like we do in our classrooms where we deal with anything from a weather-related event to an act of violence.  In the Proactive Response Training we will train all participants in AVOID, RELAY, SECURE, (more…)

  • August 8, 2023
    7:30 am - 3:00 pm

OASSN School Safety Events; Connecting Research and Best Practices


The Ottawa Area Secure Schools Network welcomes Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut for a presentation on School Safety Research. Dr. Schildkraut is the author of several books on mass shootings, and she is a nationally recognized expert on school violence and school safety. Her presentation will include preventative measures, response options, and information on mass shootings. She will also (more…)

  • March 6, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OASSN 2023 Spring Summit


How Do We Know We Know… The unthinkable becomes reality. No one ever suspected this student could ever do this. Well, some did… The OASSN 2022 Fall Summit provided an overview of “Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management” and “Crisis Response Teams.” The OASSN 2023 Spring Summit will focus on how to exercise the teams, the (more…)

  • OASSN 2023 Spring Summit
    March 15, 2023
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm

OASSN 2022 Fall Summit


The unthinkable becomes reality. No one ever suspected this student could ever do this. Well, some did… Behavioral concerns that cross over into acts of violence, suicidal ideations, and other areas of concern for our students are on the rise for a variety of reasons. The need for a consistent approach to assessing potential threats (more…)

  • September 15, 2022
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

OASSN 2022 Spring Summit


Where is my child!… Reunification After Incidents   It couldn’t happen here….  But it did.  The training has paid off and the incident was mitigated and most students and staff were safely evacuated.  But now what?  Hundreds of parents and guardians are seeking information on where to find their child. The hours drag on.  Now (more…)

  • March 10, 2022
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm