Aument, Martin: Public invited to roundtable discussion on school safety on Sept. 17

LITITZ – Lancaster County’s efforts to address school safety will be featured at an upcoming Senate Majority Policy Committee public roundtable discussion, according to Senators Ryan Aument (R-36) and Scott Martin (R-13).

The committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), will convene the roundtable discussion on Monday, September 17 at 4 p.m. at Warwick High School’s Large Group Instructional Room, 301 W. Orange Street in Lititz.

“Lancaster County schools have been ahead of the curve on a wide range of education issues in recent years, and the issue of school safety should not be an exception,” said Aument, who serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee. “This meeting is a tremendous opportunity for all of our local leaders to discuss the strategies that are already working, while at the same time identifying pressing concerns that still need to be addressed.”

“Every member of the community has a shared interest in making our schools safer, and cooperation is the key to providing the kind of environment where young people can learn and thrive,” said Martin, who sponsored a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law earlier this year. “We have already made tremendous progress this year toward making our schools safer. I am hopeful that this conversation will serve as a catalyst for additional school safety reforms in the months to come.”

“Senator Aument and Senator Martin are committed to ensuring our schools are safe and secure,” Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman Argall said. “This upcoming event will be an opportunity for local stakeholders to come together to discuss initiatives designed to protect students and faculty in our schools.”

The public roundtable discussion will feature a brief summary of recently passed legislation, pending proposals that are awaiting action by the General Assembly and a focus on new school safety solutions from local participants.

The public is invited to attend.

More information can be found on the committee’s website at, Senator Aument’s website at and Senator Martin’s website at

You can listen to Chairman Argall discuss the importance of this upcoming roundtable discussion here.

Aument’s audio: Listen

Martin’s Audio: Listen



Jake Smeltz (Aument)

Terry Trego (Martin)

Jon Hopcraft (Argall)

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