The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is pleased to present their annual School Safety Summit, a hybrid event titled “Current Challenges in Keeping Our Schools Safe,” and also will be presenting the annual Dr. Patrick A. Schettini, Jr. Memorial Award at the conference.


Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Minuteman Vocational Technical School, 758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421


  • Paul Anastasi, Facilities Consultant
  • John Antonucci, Ed. D., Superintendent, North Attleboro Public Schools
  • Michael Cassidy, Chief, Holliston Fire Department
  • Vincent Cerce, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Norton Public School System
  • John Horvath, Chief of Police and Emergency Management Director, Rockport
  • Brian Leblanc, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Boston, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Squad CT-2 Domestic Terrorism/Threat Response
  • Jeffrey Marsden, Ed.D., Superintendent, Medfield Public Schools
  • Marc Montminy, Chief, Uxbridge Police Department
  • Scott Morrison, Ed.D., Superintendent, Tri-Town School Union
  • Dennis Mott, Protective Security Advisor, CISSP, CPP, GISP, PSP Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security/CISA
  • Ken Wertz, CFA, Facilities Consultant


School districts face unique safety and security challenges, and this summit will seek to identify and provide best practices for facing each of those challenges. Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth’s annual School Safety Summit emphasizes the importance of a positive school culture in creating a safe school environment. Speakers from both Federal and local government, as well as school leaders, will address practices for environmental safety, responding to incidents such as swatting/bomb threats, and trends in targeted school violence and terrorism. Throughout this conference, speakers will stress strategies to enhance collaboration between schools and public safety. School administrators, mental/behavioral support staff and public safety professionals are strongly encouraged to attend this informative conference.

Also at the event, the annual Dr. Patrick A. Schettini, Jr. Memorial Award will be presented. The award is presented annually to an active school superintendent, police chief or fire chief from a member MPY district.

Dr. Schettini, in his many years as a teacher, administrator and superintendent, displayed leadership and compassion toward his students and worked tirelessly to improve education through his advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level.

Recipients of this prestigious award exemplify Dr. Schettini’s commitment to the health and safety of students, while dealing with the complexities of the 21st century. The recipient of the award will not be announced until the conference.

About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit:

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