Task Force for Safer Schools

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
Task Force for Safer Schools
Department 
Public Instruction
Governor Appointments 
18
Total Board Positions 
25
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 115C-105.55
Ethics 
No
Term Length 
4 Years
Purpose 
The Task Force provides guidance to the Center for Safer Schools and considers future policy and legislative changes needed to improve school safety in North Carolina. This group that ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Mike Daniska 1/27/202112/1/2024LimitedThe Secretary of the Department of Public Safety or the Secretary`s designee.
Matthew G. Knight 12/1/201612/1/2024LimitedLocal law enforcement officer
Stephanie Lowe Ellis 1/27/202112/1/2024Limitedpublic school psychologist
Sandy Bennett 1/27/202112/1/2024Limitedpublic school resource officer
Donovan Bethea 10/20/202012/1/2024LimitedHigh school student currently enrolled at public high schools
Leah Stein 10/20/202012/1/2024LimitedHigh school student currently enrolled at public high schools
India Irene Williams 1/27/202112/1/2024Limitedparent of a currently enrolled public school student
William L. Lassiter 12/1/201612/1/2024Limitedjuvenile justice professional
Rachel Johnson 1/27/202112/1/2024LimitedThe Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Secretary`s designee.
Evonne Moore 12/1/201612/1/2024LimitedNorth Carolina licensed social worker
Vanessa Goodman Barnes 1/27/202112/1/2024LimitedNC licensed school counselor
Danya C. Perry 1/27/202112/1/2024Limitedexpert in gang intervention and prevention in schools
Christine L. Reddin 5/7/201812/1/2024LimitedAt-large
Donna M. White 12/1/201612/1/2024LimitedAt-large
Shelanna S. Copeny 1/27/202112/1/2024LimitedAt-large
Alan W. Duncan 5/7/201812/1/2024Limitedmember of the State Board of Education
Christopher J. Suggs 10/26/201812/1/2024Limitedmember of the Governor`s Crime Commission
Danny Rogers 1/27/202112/1/2024LimitedLocal law enforcement officer


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