Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
Oswego County BOCES was the recipient of the 2014 School Safety Excellence Award from the Utica National Insurance Group.
The honor, presented annually, recognizes safety efforts by school districts and BOCES across New York State to help keep students, staff and visitors safe.
The Utica National School Safety Excellence Awards Program is divided into three levels – titanium, platinum and gold – in which schools have to meet certain criteria in order to earn a certain level of distinction.
Oswego County BOCES earned the highest merit of distinction in the program, the titanium with honors award. Accompanying this prestigious award was a grant in the amount of $500 to further enhance current safety efforts.
“Safety and health concerns continue to be a priority in our school districts,” explained Mark Aquino, regional manager in Utica National’s risk management department.
“Districts that go ‘above and beyond’ to provide a safe, healthy and focused culture for learning are to be applauded, and we’re pleased to count Oswego County BOCES among them,” Aquino said.
Utica National officials presented BOCES representatives with the award at the company’s annual school safety seminar in Syracuse on March 31.