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Through NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools and Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE) initiative, you’ll explore the themes of DIRE through the lens of school safety and equity. Come explore the issues and take home solutions to provide healthy, safe, and inclusive schools.

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Join in the Conversations to Support Safe and Inclusive School Climates


Day one will align the work of the Center for Safe Schools and make connections between issues of institutional racism on areas such as student mental health and discipline. Day two will lean deeper into the role of the board in understanding and interrupting systemic impediments to safe and inclusive school environments.

Key Themes:

  • Mental Health
  • Trauma informed practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Rethinking Traditional Notions of School Discipline
  • Restorative Justice
  • Actions for Equity
  • Diversity vs. Inclusion
  • Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools/Policies


Check back in the coming weeks for details on sessions and speakers.

Day 1: July 13

July 13, 1–4:19 p.m. EST


Keynote: The Role of Mental Health in Safe and Inclusive Schools


Day 2: July 14

July 14, 1–4:25 p.m. EST


Keynote: What is an inclusive environment and what is its role in safe and supportive school climates?



Fee: $150

Includes all sessions on both days plus a link to the recording after the event is over.

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About Dismantling Institutional Racism in Education (DIRE)

As schools across the country responded to acts of systemic racism in the summer of 2020, NSBA launched the DIRE initiative to assist state school boards associations and other education leaders in addressing racial inequities. Learn more about DIRE.

About the Center for Safe Schools

NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools (CSS) provides a national forum and platform by which school district leaders and staff, students, parents, and communities can educate, engage, and be empowered to ensure that schools are a safe place to learn and grow. Learn more about CSS.

Equity Councils

NSBA Councils offer unique opportunities for school board members and school leaders to get involved, strengthen their advocacy skills, and be part of a dynamic collaboration. Learn more, join a council, and be an active part of the solution for equity in our schools. Council members serve in an advisory capacity to the NSBA and promote quality education for all students with emphasis on the problems and successes of the students in their demographic area.