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6/13/24, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture

The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the United States. The District's Office of School Safety and physical security program is tasked with providing safety and security for its students, teachers, staff and patrons, encompassing all technologies and operations related to security and life safety.

The Office of School Safety joins us to present an overview of its physical security program at The School District of Philadelphia, spanning security technologies, operational controls, physical space considerations, and security staffing. The speakers will discuss security-specific challenges and the District’s various initiatives to create a safer and more secure learning environment. Topics of discussion will include security technologies, the ongoing CCTV transformation program, active threat preparation, staffing and governance.

The discussion will also cover physical buildout and how to balance safety and security needs with sustainable design focused on a welcoming learning environment. The discussion will conclude with key takeaways for the audience on how to collaborate with security stakeholders to build an aligned program, best practices in deploying physical technologies, and considerations for operational security and physical design.

Craig Johnson, Chief of School Safety, School District of Philadelphia
Eric Rosa, Assistant Director of School Safety, School District of Philadelphia
Mohammed Atif Shehzad, Managing Director, Atriade

Organized by
AIANY Architecture for Education Committee
6/13/24, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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