Education Summit Tackles School Safety

School safety was the featured topic at the 2018 Education Summit, held June 21 at Hotel Capstone.

Dr. Mike Daria, Superintendent, Tuscaloosa City Schools, and Dr. Walter Davie, Superintendent, Tuscaloosa County Schools, were joined by Sheriff Ron Abernathy of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Chief Steve Anderson of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Chief Gerald Burton of the Northport Police Department for a panel discussion.

The panelists talked about the various ways the departments worked in conjunction to keep students and faculty safe, and the challenges posed by the different facilities. All of the law enforcement agencies stressed every situation was investigated fully, and that cooperation and communication between the schools and the agencies was a priority. 

The 2018 Education Summit was presented by Ellis Architects.

Silver Sponsors were Boostr Digital Displays, The Bryant Conference Center, Hotel Capstone and TekLinks.

The Bronze Sponsor was RiverFall Credit Union.

Table Sponsors were Alabama One Credit Union; Barnett Jones Wilson, LLC; Bryant Bank; Community Service Programs of West Alabama; JamisonMoneyFarmer PC; Neel-Schaffer, Inc.; Shelton State Community College; Tuscaloosa City Board of Education; Tuscaloosa County Board of Education; Walker Associates, Inc./TTL, Inc.