Sandy Hook Promise to Meet with Federal Commission on School Safety for Public Listening Session

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Sandy Hook Promise to Meet with Federal Commission on School Safety

for Public Listening Session



On Wednesday, June 6th, Sandy Hook Promise, along with students, teachers, school safety personnel, administrators, law enforcement officials, mental health professionals, school counselors, and security professionals from across the country, will meet with the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) for the first of four public Listening Sessions.

Following the tragedy at Santa Fe High School, the Listening Session will focus on gathering information on how schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other local and state government agencies can improve school safety. The information collected will inform the FCSS’s recommendations and best practices final report.



Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Morning session: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

*Sandy Hook Promise’s Mary Welander will speak at the afternoon session



U.S. Department of Education Headquarters – Lyndon Baines Johnson Building

400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202



Federal Commission on School Safety: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Commission Chair), Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

Sandy Hook Promise: Mary Welander, Connecticut Promise Leader Ambassador, School Board member and mother of 3

Other Stakeholders: Students, Teachers, School Safety Personnel, Administrators, Law Enforcement Officials, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors, and Security Professionals



About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit or call 203-304-9780.



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Stephanie Morris