Margie Daniels, Executive Director
467 Main St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth to Host Annual School Safety Summit at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School
Inaugural Partnership Award to be Presented
WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will host its annual Safety Summit this week at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School in Marlborough.
The daylong conference will offer education and law enforcement professionals an overview of best practices in school safety, focusing on bomb threats and response.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough
- Margie Daniels, Executive Director, Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
- Tom Doyle, FBI Intelligence Analyst
- Brian Leblanc, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Boston, Joint Terrorism Task Force
- Sergeant William Qualls, Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad
- Terrence Reidy, Esq., Undersecretary of Law Enforcement, Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
- Chief Richard E. Smith, Ret., Wakefield Police Department; Chair, MPY Board of Directors
According to Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, schools in Massachusetts and across the country have been plagued by instances of safety issues, which disrupt education and create fear and anxiety among students, staff and parents. This conference will offer education and law enforcement professionals an overview of response options, focusing on bomb threats and how effective Threat Assessment Teams can support a safe and secure school environment.
Opening remarks will be made by State Sen. James Eldridge and State Rep. Kate Hogan. State Rep. Harold Naughton will also be in attendance.
Also at the summit, MPY will present its inaugural Partnership Award. The award recognizes outstanding inter-organizational partnerships within communities that benefit the health and safety of youth.
The award will be presented by the MPY Board of Directors to Nashoba Regional School District Superintendent Brooke Clenchy, along with the police and fire chiefs in Bolton, Lancaster and Stow, which are the communities where Nashoba’s students reside.
“The police and fire chiefs collectively support our district and work collaboratively with each other, in partnership with the district, to ensure we are safe and have best practices in place,” Superintendent Clenchy said. “They do not hesitate to collaborate, respond, and seek assistance from each other or surrounding towns when needed to guide the district. We, at the Nashoba Regional School District, are fiercely proud of our departments and deeply grateful.”
The chiefs being honored are:
- Stow Fire Chief Joseph Landry
- Stow Police Chief Ralph Marino
- Bolton Fire Chief Jeffery Legendre
- Bolton Police Chief Warren Nelson
- Lancaster Fire Chief Michael Hanson
- Lancaster Police Chief Edwin H. Burgwinkel
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
The nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
To learn more, visit www.mpyinc.org.