Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from PSW!

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

We wish you, as part of our extended PublicSchoolWORKS family, and a very happy, warm and SAFE Thanksgiving Break! As always, we are very thankful for your continued support!


Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Industry News: New State School of Character (SSOC) Awards for Ohio

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards

The Character Council is partnering with Columbus-based Ohio Partners in Character Education to sponsor the State School of Character (SSOC) Awards for Ohio. Sponsored by the Character Education Partnership (CEP) in Washington, D.C., the SSOC Awards recognizes schools and districts with outstanding character education programs. PublicSchoolWORKS (PSW)’s offers bullying and violence prevention programs that help students build character and help others in need.


Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Compliance Reminder: GHS Requirement Deadline is Approaching!

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, MSDS, OSHA

Reminder regarding the GHS requirement: OSHA requires that by December 1, 2013, all appropriate staff nationwide must be trained on how to read and understand the new standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and the new label elements. In addition, they need to be aware of the district’s Hazard Communication Plan and where to access SDSs. To provide a comprehensive solution, PSW helps districts update their Hazard Communication Plan, and addresses the new requirements utilizing its Hazard Communication course, Getting a MSDS course and MSDS Now! – Bronze System. The combination of these components will help districts meet the regulation without any extra effort.


Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

In Remembrance: Michael Lansberry

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs

Prior to the start of the school day on October 21, 2013, a 12-year-old Sparks Middle School student opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on school grounds. To protect other students, Michael Lansberry, a 7th grade science teacher and ex-Marine, attempted to intervene when he was shot and killed by the gunman. Two students were shot and wounded before the gunman turned the gun on himself.