Safety is prominent theme of this year’s PACE Day

Plan now to attend “PACE Day” at the Doubletree Lloyd Center on April 26. This year’s event emphasizes an issue on everyone’s mind in the aftermath of recent school shootings and a string of student suicides: school safety.

One person from each participating PACE member entity will receive:

  • One FREE night of lodging!
  • Registration, including continental breakfast and lunch is FREE!

The full-day agenda kicks off with an introduction to PACE - Oregon’s leader in property and liability insurance for education - with tips that will help you make the most of your PACE membership.

'I Love U Guys'

John-Michael Keyes, co-founder of the I Love U Guys Foundation, will speak about bullying and school violence. Inspiration for the foundation sprang from the death of Keyes’ daughter, Emily, during a hostage-taking and shooting incident at Platte Canyon High School in 2006 in Bailey, Colorado. Emily’s final text message to her family was, “I love u guys.”

The foundation’s mission is to promote collaboration with families, schools, communities, government entities and organizations to protect young people. They developed the Standard Response Protocol, a classroom response to any school incident. Schools and government agencies in several states have adopted the protocol and hail it as a simple, effective way to cope with dangerous situations.

The sponsor of Keyes’ presentation is Genesis Management and Insurance Services Corporation, a longtime partner of PACE. Genesis provides general liability reinsurance services for losses involving damages between $600,000-$10 million per PACE member.

Afternoon sessions

The afternoon will feature sessions on recognizing and dealing with boundary invasion and sexual abuse, the dangers and expenses of employment claims, and a year-in-review of claims and risk management.


Register and get more information from the OSBA website.