The Ultimate Back To School Safety Tips

Listen to the panel discussion and uncover the most critical safety aspects you need to make your school safer than ever before!

Let’s Talk About School Safety!

Back to school season is hands down one of the busiest times of year for principals. You’ve got plenty of planning to do going into the new school year – staffing, classrooms, schedules, lesson plans, and more!

But one of the most important aspects of back to school planning is safety.

Over the past decade school safety has become A LOT more complicated.

So that’s why we gathered a panel of safety experts… to talk about the critical safety aspects to get right this school year and provide practical tips you can implement today.

From this expert panel you will uncover…

  • Why your school needs an ‘all hazards’ emergency plan (and what it is)
  • Critical components to an effective emergency plan
  • Common weaknesses in emergency plans and safety protocols
  • Practical tips to make my school safer right now
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about the speakers


Dr. Brian Van Brunt

Dr. Brian Van Brunt is the Deputy Director of Safety at DPREP and has served as the assistant deputy director for training at Secure Community Network and is the lead content expert for InterACTT.org.

The past president of the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) as well as the American College Counseling Association, Brian has provided consulting services to schools and universities across the world on a wide variety of topics related to threat assessment, student mental health, counseling, campus violence, and behavioral intervention.


Pat Bhava

Saravana ‘Pat’ Bhava, is the founder & CEO of Pikmykid. After his daughter went missing during school dismissal, he founded Pikmykid to provide technology that enhances school safety from the time a student arrives until they return safely home.

Since founding Pikmykid, Pat Bhava has done extensive research on school safety protocols and tools. In addition, he has spoken at numerous education conferences and is the host of the podcast Innovators in Education.


Jeff Solomon

Jeff Solomon served in law enforcement for 27 years. During that time, he worked for the California State University Police Department and the Grant School District Police Department – six years of which he served as the Chief of Police. During his tenure, Jeff was responsible for implementing the School Resource Officer program within the Grant School District.

Jeff is now the National Safety Director at DPrep, training K-12 schools, colleges, universities, law enforcement, and workplace on issues related to threat assessment, crisis preparedness, crisis response, emergency operations, behavioral intervention, mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion.