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School Safety Reform in Virginia: Community Panel Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Commons
211 Richmond Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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School safety is more than locked doors and badges. It’s a critical, complex topic for all members of our community.

Join us for a non-partisan community discussion on the current status of school safety reform in Virginia, along with a conversation on what we as a community can do now to advocate for safer school learning environments.

The conversation will address Virginia legislative processes, security infrastructure and safety protocols, school counseling and mental health, and the role of school security personnel.


Christine Bailor
Emergency Manager, Office of School Safety and Emergency Management
Henrico County Public Schools

Kathy Burcher
Director, Government Relations and Research
Virginia Education Association

Timothy T. Carter
School Counseling Professional
Richmond Public Schools

James D. Christian
K-12 School Safety and Threat Assessment Supervisor
Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety, Department of Criminal Justice Services


Beverly Cocke
Graduate Student, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, UR
Member, Henrico County Public Schools Board

Kate M. Cassada, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Assistant Chair, Graduate Education — Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

This event is free and open to the public. Online registration is requested. Sponsored by the SPCS Graduate Education program. 

Contact: Kate Cassada, Assistant Chair, Graduate Education, (804) 289-8754