Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of creating a safe and supportive school environment at the American School Health Association’s annual conference in Kansas City, Mo. His keynote address will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. In his remarks, also will discuss the Department’s recent award of $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive Schools grants to 11 states to measure safety at the school building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs.
One of the primary goals of the American School Health Association is to build the capacity of its members to advocate for effective school health strategies that contribute to optimal health and academic outcomes for students.
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Remarks at the American School Health Association’s annual conference
11 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee St.
Kansas City, Mo.