2024 Spring School Facilities & Safety Congress

Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX
May 5th
- 7th

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About The Program

The 2024 Spring School Facilities & Safety Congress invites leaders within the operations, facilities, and safety departments to a unique and tailored experience. Geared for leaders at the director level and above, this exclusive gathering promises to be a cornerstone event for those responsible for the comprehensive well-being of educational environments.

What to Expect:

Immerse yourself in sessions curated by thought leaders in school facilities and safety. Gain strategic insights and practical solutions to address pressing challenges and prepare for the future of educational spaces.

Connect with peers and industry experts in an environment conducive to collaboration. Forge meaningful connections, share best practices, and engage in discussions that go beyond the surface, fostering a network of leaders committed to the safety and excellence of educational facilities.

Explore a diverse array of topics designed to provide actionable solutions for the unique challenges faced by leaders in operations, facilities, and safety departments. From recruitment strategies to security measures, each session is crafted to equip you with practical tools.

Participate in engaging workshops offering practical guidance for implementation. From crisis communication to sustainable schools, these workshops aim to provide tangible takeaways for enhancing the safety and functionality of educational spaces.

Topics Of Discussion

Discover innovative approaches to revitalizing aging school infrastructure. This topic explores the concepts of rightsizing and repurposing, offering practical insights on how to breathe new life into existing structures to meet the evolving needs of education.

Equip yourself with rapid response strategies for active shooter scenarios and crisis communication. This will provide actionable insights and protocols to ensure a swift and coordinated response in times of crisis, prioritizing the safety of students and staff.

Explore cutting-edge techniques for fortifying educational spaces and implementing robust access control measures. This topic delves into the latest advancements in school building security, offering insights and strategies to safeguard learning environments.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the sustainability and resilience of our educational facilities are paramount. This topic will address the pressing need for schools and educational institutions to adapt and thrive amidst changing technological, environmental, and demographic landscapes.

Come explore the world of indoor air quality in K-12 schools! We’ll explore the essential elements of a healthy environment, proactive steps to take to ensure good indoor air quality, and effective responses to air quality complaints. Topics will include preventative maintenance, radon testing, indoor air quality monitoring, mold remediation, effective IAQ management plans, AHERA, and more. There will be a question and answer session, and a planning activity if time allows.

The post-COVID era challenges school districts to provide efficient and dependable school bus service. Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), the fifth largest district in Virginia, has about 500 school driver positions and a fleet of about 700 buses. Emerging from the pandemic, CCPS schools fully re-opened in August 2021 with 140 vacant school bus driver positions. School bus fleet modernization had periods of deferral during the previous 15 years, resulting in over 250 buses between age 15 and 25. Deferred school bus modernization resulted in more repairs, reduced availability, and higher maintenance expenses.

Overall Experience
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Value of time OOO

100% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Keynote Speaker

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Eric Acda
Executive Director,
California School Resources Officers Association


Marques Clayton
Chief Operations Officer,
M S D Warren Township
Josh Davis
Chief Operations Officer,
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Jim Farrell
Chief of School Police,
Springfield Public School
Tom Fenoseff
Senior Director, Capital Planning and Construction,
Anchorage School District
John Fergerson
Director of Transportation,
Klein Independent School District
Dr. Jo Ann Fey
Killeen Independent School District
Charles Kelley
Director for Investigations and School Safety,
Killeen Independent School District
Patrick Kissane
Director of School Safety & Security,
Edison Township Public Schools (NJ)
Shelley Meloni
Executive Director, Capital Programs,
Broward County Public Schools (FL)

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

2:50 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meetings/Roundtable Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Free Time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Drinks and Dinner

7:00 am - 7:50 am

Networking Breakfast

7:55 am - 8:55 am

Monday Morning Panel Discussion

9:05 am - 10:10 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

10:10 am - 10:25 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

10:30 am - 12:25 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business Meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:45 pm - 4:50 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

4:55 pm - 5:35 pm

Leadership Talk

5:35 pm - 6:30 pm

Free Time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Drinks and Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments and Networking

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

9:05 am - 9:50 am


10:00 am - 11:00 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Session

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Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Director of Facilities
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD

I have attended several conferences in my career and they are normally long and sometimes not intentional. RTM is intentional and the experiences were genuine. I was hesitant coming to this Congress as a first time delegate but after these days, I am re-energized and confident that I can bring resources to strengthen the work in my district. The staff is amazing at RTM and the colleagues across the country were honest and transparent about our experiences.

Director for EM & Safe Schools
Plano Idependent School District, TX

RTM provides quality interactive learning for leaders. I left with a brain full of actionable processes, connections across the country, and a fire lit to rejuvenate myself and my team upon return.

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