No school design can eliminate security risks, but thoughtful planning can help educators and children feel safe and secure so they can maximize learning and focus on academic achievement. Hosted by Jay Drag, a seasoned educator, and Larry Hausner, an expert in the active assailant alert industry, this session will equip participants with information on safety and security efforts underway in schools across the country. Efforts include changing school building design to better secure entrances to specific measures that allow staff and students to proactively prepare for any critical incident. All schools share similar needs in this area and all solutions presented are not restricted by geography – they are applicable in all schools!
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July 26, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT
John P. (Jay) Drag, Jr.
Charter School Associates, Inc.
VP of Operations
Jay Drag oversees the facilities, technology, safety, and food service operations for twenty-three schools on seventeen campuses in six counties. Mr. Drag has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal in both district and charter schools throughout his more than thirty years in the field of education. He is a former Broward County Teacher of the Year. His degrees include a B.A. in Finance, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and he is currently pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve with over twenty-eight years of meritorious service and one combat tour (Iraq) where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Dr. Larry Hausner
Dr. Larry Hausner is currently a Solutions Consultant with Centegix where he works to ensure successful implementations of its platform. His experience includes 25 years in K-12 Public Education, most notably as a Cabinet-Level Director of Safety and Security, Educational Technology, and Communications (PIO). He also successfully served as a school principal for 16 years in both high and low socio-economic communities in Southern California.