120-55 Queens Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11424
In response to the recent fatal mass shootings that have taken place in our nation’s schools, representatives from the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) will participate in an information session on school safety during the next meeting of the Queens Parent Advisory Board, chaired by Borough President Melinda Katz, on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Room 200 in Queens Borough Hall.
The meeting will include a presentation from representatives of the DOE’s Office of School Safety and Youth Development who will outline the safety protocols in effect in the City’s public schools and go over the safety drills put in place to prepare schoolchildren on how they should respond in the event of a shooting. A sergeant from the NYPD’s School Safety Division will also be on hand to review the lessons law enforcement has learned from previous school shootings and discuss how these lessons have led to updated shooting response protocols.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Because space may be limited, those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing email@example.com or by calling (718) 286-2850.
WHAT: In Wake of Recent School Shootings, Queens Parent Advisory Board To Hold Meeting on School Safety
WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
MELINDA KATZ, Queens Borough President
MARK RAMPERSANT, Deputy CEO, Office of Safety & Youth Development, New York City Department of Education
JAY FINDLING, Director of Emergency Readiness, Safety, and Security, New York City Department of Education
Sgt. DWAYNE PALMER, School Safety Division, New York Police Department
About the Parent Advisory Board
The Parent Advisory Board gives Queens public school parents an opportunity to be heard on education issues and concerns and provides a forum to meet with senior city and state education officials. The meetings are open to the public, especially to any and all parents with children in the public school system. The Board is chaired by Borough President Katz and Borough President Katz’s Panel for Education Policy (PEP) appointee Deborah Dillingham. The Parent Advisory Board is comprised of Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) members, Parent Coordinators, the Community Education Councils (CECs) in school Districts 24-30 and the Education Committee Chairs of each Queens Community Board. The Parent Advisory Board regularly meets at Borough Hall.