School Officials to Attend Safety Roundtable on Campus

Sen. Gene YawThe state Senate Majority Policy Committee will hold a roundtable on school safety with local district superintendents and administrative staff, hosted by State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23rd), at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Bush Campus Center.

“Enacting common-sense legislation to protect students, teachers and school staff has been a priority for the legislature in recent months,” said Yaw, who also chairs the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors. “This roundtable discussion with our superintendents and school officials will provide us with more insight on how best to address challenges and implement solutions that can further safeguard everyone moving forward.”

The event, to be held in Penn’s Inn, is open to the public.

“I commend Sen. Yaw for bringing the Senate Majority Policy Committee to Williamsport to listen to the concerns and suggestions when it comes to how we best protect our children, educators and school staff in north central Pennsylvania,” said David G. Argall, (R-29th), committee chair. “These conversations are critical because the needs and suggestions vary depending on where in the state you are located. School safety does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. We need to hear from every corner of the state on how we address this critical issue.”

The discussion will feature a brief summary of recently passed legislation, pending proposals that are awaiting action by the General Assembly, and a focus on new ideas and school safety solutions from local participants.

An agenda and more information will be found on Yaw’s website and on the committee’s website.

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