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Whitesboro CSD Receives Recognition for Safety Efforts

Utica National Safety Excellence Award

The Whitesboro Central School District is one of at least 160 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the Utica National Insurance Group's "School Safety Excellence Award" for 2024 at the Titanium with Honors level.

The honor is presented annually and recognizes school districts' safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe. Whitesboro Central School District received its award at Utica National's 42nd school safety seminar, one of seven such seminars the company hosts in the state. For 50 years, Utica National has kept kids and school staff safe and currently insures more than 300 school districts in upstate New York alone.

Whitesboro Central School District officials accepted a certificate to commemorate the District's safety efforts and a check for $500 for use as reimbursement for and/or in connection with the school safety program. 

Utica National's School Safety Excellence Award Program has three levels - titanium, platinum, and gold - in which schools can earn a meritorious distinction by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall safety. Through the program, schools with their own transportation, schools with contract transportation and BOCES are evaluated. Categories covered include bullying prevention programs, playground safety and other areas, and are measured using specific, quantifiable surveys.

Safety and security remains a top priority within the Whitesboro Central School District, and the District continues to enhance these efforts and initiatives at every opportunity.