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House Select Committee on School Safety, Security to Hold Hearing in Butler County

WHAT:          Rep. Gary Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) will bring the House Select Committee on School Safety and Security for the third hearing in a series of public forums to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Butler County. One of the goals of the committee is to hear from educators, law enforcement and others from around the state in order to carefully develop and examine policies that enhance safety in schools across Pennsylvania, including colleges and universities.

WHO:             Day, and Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Philadelphia), vice chairman of the select committee and other members of the select committee. Those expected to offer testimony will include: Dr. Linda Hippert, executive director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit; Amy Smith, president, National Association of School Psychologists; Dr. James J. Tracey, superintendent, Girard School District and governing board member, PA Association of School Administrators; Joseph M. Zupancic, member, Canon-McMillan School Board and PA School Boards Association; Sean McAleer, director of education, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference; Alison Kiss, executive director, The Clery Center for Security on Campus; Dr. Peter Garland, acting chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Michael Simmons, chief of police, Slippery Rock University; and Dr. Timothy Runge, assistant professor and co-principal investigator for PA School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

WHEN:          Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:        Robert M. Smith Student Center, Theater, Room 315, 1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock PA 16057.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,

Offices of State Rep. Gary Day and
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