You Are Invited

Invitation: Senator Ellen Roberts invites you to this year's State Capitol School Safety Summit to review a complete model School Emergency Operations Plan (School EOP) and what it would cost to implement it. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Main program: 3:00-4:30 pm
Networking: 2:30-3:00 pm & 4:30-4:55 pm

Where: Old Supreme Court Chamber, Colorado State Capitol, Second Floor, 200 E Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (Parking across the street on Grant Street)

Designed for: Legislators and staffers, school design professionals, local fire departments, state and local law enforcement agencies, school resource officers, local 911 agencies, interoperable communications providers, Safe2Tell program directors, local emergency medical service personnel, local mental health organizations, local public health agencies, local emergency management personnel, and local or regional homeland security personnel.

Summit Program

Creating High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School EOPs)
The Total Cost of School Safety

Creating high-quality School EOPs is the new gold standard for incident command teams in every school. The guidelines were jointly developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, and the FBI.

The comprehensive multi-stakeholder planning process takes into account how schools can best coordinate response with local first responders, conduct co-training, evaluate incidents and exercises, acquire the right technologies, and more.

The completed School EOP presented at the event is based on best practices and reflects Colorado legislation and innovations that have been a model for the nation.

Special Guests: CEFPI Members

Stakeholders in Safe Schools Design: Colorado school architect Alan Ford will co-chair the Summit program with the participation of a special delegation from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

The Summit will introduce fresh perspectives from school design professionals, discussing what it takes to make schools more response-friendly from the ground up, and how much should be budgeted for crucial safety improvements throughout the campus.

Networking is encouraged to explore how school architects and facility planners can effectively participate in the legislative process.

School EOP Toolkit
Sample School EOP Basic Plan
CEFPI: Safe Schools Guide
CEFPI: Safer School Facilities
Awareity: Student Safety Report
BD+C: School Design Special Report

Sponsored by the
Colorado School Safety Task Force
Contact: John Simmons, 303-345-7926