John-Michael Keyes: “You Don’t Choose Tragedy, But You Can Choose Your Response”

Photo Courtesy of ACSD #1 for Hits 106, KLMI.

Albany County School District #1 Superintendent, Jubal Yennie, announced that ACSD#1 is co-sponsoring a community presentation, “You Don’t Choose Tragedy, But You Can Choose Your Response.

ACSD#1, in collaboration with the Laramie Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Department, and Albany County Emergency Management will host the presentation on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laramie High School Theater.

Yennie invites anyone interested in learning more about how ACSD#1 is working to keep children safe to attend this moving and informative presentation by John-Michael Keyes. Mr. Keyes represents The I Love U Guys Foundation to districts, departments, agencies and organizations regarding school safety. His professional career includes graphic design, software development, and workflow analysis. The death of his daughter, Emily, at the hands of a gunman at Platte Canyon High School compelled Mr. Keyes to bring his professional expertise to the arena of school safety.

With a combination of both humor and heart, John-Michael’s presentation includes powerful reminders of the importance of school safety, the recognition that no school is immune, and offers free resources available to districts, departments and agencies. Stuart Nelson, the Director of State and Federal Programs for ACSD#1 invited Mr. Keyes to share his expertise with our community, and stated “ACSD#1 is using the Standard Response Protocol to help keep our schools safe.”

The I Love U Guys Foundation developed The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) in conjunction with agencies and emergency managers. The SRP is a common-language crisis response program which can be used in any school or community emergency situation. Critical to safe schools is the classroom response to an incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by school and district administration.

Available at no cost to public K-12 schools, the SRP is in use in about two-thirds of Colorado schools and thousands more in other states.

The presentation on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. is open to the public, and ACSD#1 welcomes your attendance.