Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Customer Highlight: Highland Park Independent School District

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

In 2012, Chris Israelson and his colleagues were considering the switch from in-person to web-based staff training. Israelson, who is now the former Executive Director of Personnel at Highland Park Independent School District (ISD), said, “It was a no brainer to get on board with a web-based solution. It’s more convenient and it replaces the […]

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Addressing the Rise in Inappropriate Relationships between Staff and Students

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

All too often, educators make the news for having inappropriate relationships with students – probably the most notable case being Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau in 1997. However, when it was revealed recently that a 24 year-old Houston-area teacher was impregnated by her then 13-year-old former student, we were reminded that this issue is […]

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Perfecting the Role of Accident Prevention

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

No one wants an employee to get hurt. This affects the well-being of the employee and can have major implications for a district’s bottom-line. Districts are not only responsible for paying direct costs such as the employee’s medical bills; they are responsible for paying indirect costs such as paying a substitute teacher, making up for […]

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

National Safety Council’s National Safety Month

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC), along with thousands of organizations nationwide, raises awareness for what it takes to be “SafeForLife.” According to their website, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and at home. National Safety Month has a different focus each […]

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