March 24, 2021
Session 1: Keynote: Emergency Management, High Desert Style
Session 2: Stopping School Violence in Its Tracks
Session 3: Active Shooter: Response Protocol
President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday in a highly partisan vote. The bill now heads to the Senate where—if it passes—it is expected to do so by a similarly razor-thin margin. However, despite significant opposition to the aid package within the halls of Congress, local officials around the country from both parties have expressed support for the federal aid that would come nearly a year into the global pandemic.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shattered the “normal” operational practices that educational facilities previously operated under.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners in the state. House Bill 102 allows the concealed carry of firearms for self-protection without requiring written authorization from the government (that is, a concealed-carry license). Most relevantly, the new law dictates that the Montana University System adopt the looser restrictions by June 1.
As schools reopen this fall, districts not only have to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, but also have to resume regular emergency drills, including active assailant response trainings.
• The Second Wave
• Communicating Evacuation Plans
• Enhancing School Sound
• 6 Tips to Stay Safe on Campus