Runge Testifies Before Pennsylvania House Select Committee on School Safety

Posted on 6/27/2013 12:52:05 PM

Timothy Runge, Educational and School Psychology Department, testified before the Pennsylvania House Select Committee on School Safety, June 6, 2013, at Slippery Rock University.

PA House Resolution 53, adopted March 13, 2013, called for the House of Representatives to establish a select committee to investigate, review, and make recommendations regarding:

  • Security policies and procedures in public and nonpublic schools and institutions of higher education in this Commonwealth;
  • State laws and regulations related to school safety and security;
  • Early detection of potentially violent perpetrators; and
  • Any potential budgetary, revenue, and governance reforms necessary to address these matters.

Runge was invited to provide written and oral testimony regarding the work he and coprincipal investigator Mark Staszkiewicz have completed for the Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports initiative. Comments were provided to this committee chaired by Representative Gary Day (R) and Vice Chair Representative Cherelle Parker (D).

Runge’s written testimony.


Department of Educational and School Psychology