Stillwater Central School District is one of 156 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the Utica National Insurance Group’s “School Safety Excellence Award” for 2019 at the “Titanium with Honors” level. The honor is presented annually and recognizes school districts’ safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe.
District officials recently accepted a certificate and a $500 award for use in furthering district efforts at Utica National’s 39th annual school safety seminar at the Saratoga Hilton/City Center.
Utica National’s School Safety Excellence Award Program has three levels – titanium, platinum, and gold – in which schools can earn a meritorious distinction by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall safety. Through the program, schools with their own transportation, schools with contract transportation, and BOCES are evaluated on a variety of categories. The categories include bullying prevention programs, playground safety and other areas, and are measured using specific, quantifiable surveys.
For over 40 years Utica National has kept kids and school staff safe and currently insures more than 300 school districts in upstate New York alone.