We are excited to welcome the Otsego Northern Catskill (ONC) BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services) and their component districts to the PublicSchoolWORKS family! ONC BOCES selected our EmployeeSafe Suite to manage safety compliance tasks, staff training, accident management and risk prevention for their multi-site organization. Additionally, of the 19 component districts under ONC BOCES, six already have directly implemented EmployeeSafe in conjunction with the ONC BOCES Safety/Risk Management program.
ONC BOCES serves its component districts through multiple locations dotted across a vast five-county region. When the ONC BOCES long-time safety risk officer was set to retire this past spring, and take her extensive experience in managing compliance requirements with her, ONC BOCES needed a comprehensive-but-easy program to ensure a smooth transition that also would maintain compliance with all federal and state mandates.
So, after vetting numerous vendors and programs, ONC BOCES partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS to help manage safety and compliance-related requirements. After successful use by ONC BOCES staff located in multiple offices, they decided to extend our EmployeeSafe program to all component districts. Now the ONC BOCES sole safety risk officer can ensure compliance across all BOCES locations and through participating component districts with ease.
“The major challenge ONC BOCES faced when implementing and maintaining a safety program was the large territory we cover,” said Dr. Jennifer Bolton-Carls, Deputy Superintendent at ONC BOCES. “It was difficult to follow the compliance task calendar and ensure all employees were on the same schedule with our facilities so far apart. With PublicSchoolWORKS, we now know we are not missing anything, and our administration, educators and custodians are all on the same page,” added Bolton-Carls.