Friday, October 30, 2020

Southlake Hosts Representative Capriglione’s School Safety Forum

On Monday, September 10th, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione arranged and moderated a panel of experts to speak about school safety.

The panel consisted of Allen Smith (Grapevine/Colleyville Director of Emergency Management and School Security), Kevin Kinley (Keller ISD Director of Safety and Security), Chief James Brandon (City of Southlake Police Chief), and Jill Tate (member of the Texas School Safety Board, appointed by Greg Abbott).

“We are fortunate to live and work in an area where our regional partnerships and Carroll ISD constantly work together to achieve the same goal– keeping our kids safe,” Chief Brandon stated.

Each member of the panel spoke for approximately 10 minutes about their constant work to keep our kids and students safe and to build healthy relationships with students.

Chief Brandon also spoke about the School Resource Officer program and Mayor Hill’s previous announcement about allocating $550,000 in the fiscal 2019 budget for school safety improvements.

The panel concluded with a Question and Answer session from the audience.  You can find video of the panel at: