West Liberty-Salem Local School District was recently selected for the Ohio School Plan’s Proactive Risk Management Award. Ohio School Plan, the school’s insurance provider, works with their districts to ensure members are creating the safest environment possible in the delivery of all school services. Chelsea Baldwin, Treasurer, and Andy McGill, Assistant Principal, accepted the $1000 check on behalf of WL-S presented by Wendy Jaqua, Risk Management, and Peter Stolly, Agent. Wendy Jaqua describes the award, “The Ohio School Plan Best Practice Award was created to recognize OSP members who best demonstrate proactive risk management. Each year risk managers nominate schools from their territory and the nominees are presented to the OSP board for award consideration. Out of nearly 300 participating school districts, three were awarded the OSP Best Practice Award for 2019.”
WL-S was selected for the award based on the numerous safety updates made during construction, as well as proactive safety drill training provided to staff and students. Updates include correcting cracked sidewalks, purchasing rugs that absorb more water to prevent slips and falls, bullet resistant window coverings and installation of Night Locks to name a few. Mr.McGill works hard to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding all required trainings, including ALICE training, tornado and fire drills, and full scale safety drills, while Mrs. Baldwin leads communications with OSP. We are extremely appreciative to be recognized for the hard work our entire staff does to keep our students as safe as possible!