Join us for a timely and important interview with Dr. Jon Akers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety. Governor Beshear's biennial budget features funding support for school security measures that were included last year in SB 1. We'll hear from Dr. Akers about what districts might expect in terms of tangible support to implement much needed safety/security upgrades. We'll also talk about proposed legislation to require School Resource Officers to carry firearms in schools and explore other front-burner topics about school safety across the Commonwealth.
Dr. Lu Young, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Leadership Studies, University of Kentucky.
This Month's Guest
Jon Akers, Executive Director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety
Jon Akers has served as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety since his appointment in December of 2000. He has 44 years of experience in public education, which includes: teaching Civics at Winburn Junior High School in the Fayette County Schools (1970-75); serving as the Associate Principal at Lexington Junior High School (1975-81) followed by Bryan Station High School serving as the principal of Bryan Station High School until 1989 and then Paul Laurence Dunbar High School 1989-99. on has also served as an expert witness on school safety practices for four lawsuits assisting local boards of education.