Emergency Summit helps districts prepare

Emergency summit coordinator Scott LaBar
ESD 112 Loss Control Specialist Scott LaBar and Battle Ground High School Principal Mike Hamilton at the Summit.

Over 460 school administrators and personnel attended the 2016 Emergency Training Summit August 8 to prepare for the start of a new school year and the key priority of keeping students safe. This year saw a record number of attendees, underscoring the importance of emergency preparedness in schools. Hosted by the Clark County Safe Schools Task Force, the event was held at Skyview High School and featured keynote speaker John Norlin. Administrators attended sessions on bullying, threat assessment, gangs, drug recognition, and more.

“This year’s safety summit was the best one I have attended to date and this was my tenth summit,” said Washougal High School Principal Aaron Hansen.  “My favorite part was the keynote speaker, John Norlin. John’s message fits perfectly with the work we are embarking on at WHS this year around our climate and culture. The Summit is not only a tremendous professional development opportunity, but a chance to network with other Clark County administrators.  It is always helpful to collaborate with other educators and find out what they are doing especially about certain aspects of our work.”
Special thanks to ESD 112’s Scott LaBar who helped coordinate the event.