Educational institutions must effectively address the demands of new and evolving technology, expanding missions, and budgetary pressures during these challenging economic times. When it comes to school security technology, funding options encompass a wide range, from operating budgets and infrastructure bonds to state and federal grant programs. This session aims to thoroughly explore various primary funding sources that are accessible for K-12 security solutions. Additionally, it will equip participants with valuable resources for obtaining further information at the federal, state, and local levels. To learn more, watch the recorded webinar below with Convergint in partnership with AASA and Sourcewell.


David J. Klug has over 30 years of experience in public safety, security, and biometric technologies and services.  David started his career as a forensic scientist at the Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory and earned his M.S. in forensic science from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. David has presented professionally to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Security Industry Association (SIA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ISC West, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, U.K. Forensic Science Society, International Association for Identification (IAI), INTERPOL in Lyon, France, and various defense, justice, and homeland security groups. He was a contributing member of the Department of Defense Gatekeeper On The Move—Biometrics (GOTM-B) team for contactless, multi-modal biometrics, and threat detection. Today, David is responsible for state and local government and education strategic business development for Convergint’s eastern U.S. regions and leads Convergint’s Grants & Funding Team. 

David J. Klug

National Grants & Funding Team Lead, Convergint

Shelley A. Andrews

Regional Director, West, Convergint

Shelley Andrews joined Convergint in January 2023 as the SLED BDM for the Pacific Northwest/Rocky Mountain/Desert Pacific Regions. She is responsible for State and Local government, K12, and Higher Education strategic business development in 12 Western States. Shelley’s previous roles include 10 years in the Cooperative Purchasing industry and public procurement, and 10 years in Public Education with a Washington State School District.  In the last 12 years, she’s managed regionally and nationally giving her the opportunity to work with agencies, vendors, and associations from around the country. In her current role she has the opportunity to provide world-class security education and solutions to educational institutions representing Convergint, the world’s largest security systems integrator.

Highly seasoned 20-year professional educator and administrator with roles at Oxford Community Schools as Assistant Superintendent of Safety & School Ops, Director of International Operations, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Director of Educational Solutions, ESL and International Program Coordinator and Classroom Teacher

Jill Lemond

Director of Education, Evolv Technology

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