Friday, May 24th, 2013

School Safety in the News

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Crisis Response

Attorney general to announce awards for school safety ideas

School safety: Officer enforces law, not school policy, when walking halls

School-shooting simulation hones safety officers’ skills

L.A. Schools Hire Security Aides To Watch For Threats


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Customer Highlight: Achieving a Certificate of Recognition with Chinook’s Edge

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Programs

Earning a Certificate of Recognition (COR) for workplace safety was a major goal for Chinook’s Edge School Division 73 in Alberta, Canada. Meeting the safety standards required for certification would not only significantly reduce injury rates; it would also earn the division premium rebates through the Workers Compensation Board’s (WCB) Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) program.

As the sole Safety Officer for the rural division’s 38 campuses, Linden Lonsberry is tasked with conducting investigations, training or re-training workers, managing safety tasks, making safety recommendations and addressing hazard and near-miss reports. Because of his already full workload, he needed help developing a health and safety program that met the rigorous standards put forth by the WCB.


Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Industry News: District Administrations’ Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Awards Program

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards, Programs

District Administration has opened their nomination period for the 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Awards! PublicSchoolWORKS has been able to achieve this distinction five years in a row and is aiming for a sixth! And, with your help, we will achieve it!To nominate either of our suites, go to District Administration’s website to fill out and submit the nomination form by September 1, 2013.We appreciate your nomination of PublicSchoolWORKS’ award-winning suites to be among the top ed-tech products!


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Customer Highlight: Taking the “Knot in My Stomach” Worries Out of Compliance with Montgomery County Educational Service Center

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Courses, MSDS, OSHA, Workers' Comp

As Montgomery County Educational Service Center’s Director of Human Resources, Beverly Broestl oversees the acquisition of new employees, staff training, teacher licensure, as well as the health and safety the Center’s 330 employees. In addition to all of these responsibilities, Broestl also has to ensure that all of her schools are in compliance with the numerous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. The required annual reporting associated with OSHA alone could take weeks to compile.


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Industry News: Student Bullying and Safety Reporting Systems named EdTech Digest Awards Winner

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards, Bullying, Programs

PublicSchoolWORKS’ Student Bullying and Safety Reporting Systems were selected as the Cool Tool – Reporting Solution winner in this year’s EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program. The Parent InfoCenter was named a finalist in the Cool Tool – Parent/Student Portal Solution category. This awards program, now in its third year, honors tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology trades.