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School Safety Tops Conference Agenda

Do you remember what you were doing April 20, 1999?

For the featured speaker at our upcoming MASS Winter Conference, the day was unfolding like most Spring mornings in high schools across America when an assistant burst in to say gunshots were being reported in one of the buildings.

Initially, Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis wrote it off as a senior prank. He soon realized it was not. Two students carrying guns and bombs, were firing inside the school, eventually killing 13 and wounding 23 others before killing themselves.

I’ll never forget the first time I heard someone speak on school safety. It brought to light the new roles that educators play in these desperate and violent times.

That’s why MASS is taking proactive steps to raise awareness and preparedness through speakers like Frank DeAngelis at our Winter Conference slated for January 27-30 at Jackson’s Marriott Hotel. We hope you will join us.

For a view of what’s in store, give a listen to the adjacent video, featuring Clinton High School Principal Brett Robinson.

Phillip G Burchfield

Executive Director

MS School Superintendents


MS Public Schools


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Public School Students


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The 2019 Winter Conference is hosted at the Jackson Marriott, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 on January 27-30, 2019.

For Superintendents the first notice for registration will be September 10, 2018. For Alliance members the first notice for registration will be September 17, 2018.

Stamped SEMI credit forms can be mailed to the MASS office at 555 Tombigbee Street, Suite 107, Jackson, MS 39201.

Sponsor notices for registration will be October 10, 2018. Exhibitor notices for booths will be October 18, 2018.

Relevance of topic to targeted audience or theme of the conference is the primary consideration.