Attorney General Balderas to Conduct School Safety Trainings at Española Public Schools

For Immediate Release:
January 3, 2020
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148

Albuquerque, NM—-Attorney General Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney
General will host school safety trainings in the Española Public Schools on Monday, January 6,
2020. The all day trainings come as part of Attorney General Balderas’ commitment to provide
safety training to the schools in the wake of recent controversial events giving rise to student
safety concerns. Teachers and administrative staff members will receive presentations from
experts on issues of treatment of disabled students in school settings, using technology to
safely report school safety concerns, and effective measures for combating cyberbullying.
“Schools should be a place where students feel safe to learn and grow into future leaders in
New Mexico,” said Attorney General Balderas. “This multidisciplinary training will ensure that
teachers, administrators, and staff will have the tools necessary to keep all students, especially
those from vulnerable populations, safe in their classrooms.”
The three trainings provided by the Office of the Attorney General include the following:
• Sensitivity Training: Why Do We Think What We Think About Adults and Children with
Disabilities? Moving Towards Equality with Julie Ballinger, M.A. Southwest ADA
• Site Safety Support: STOP School Violence Prevention Training Program with Angelique
Sedillo, Office of the Attorney General
• Cyberbullying and Internet Safety: Cyberbullying and Online Safety-Creating Positive
Digital Citizenship in Schools with Katherine Trujillo, Office of the Attorney General.

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