EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -- Officials from the Atlantic & Cape May Counties Association of School Business Officials Joint Insurance Fund (ACCASBO JIF) attended the 15th annual State of the Fund Dinner held on Nov. 28 at Harbor Pines Country Club.
The dinner program focuses on awarding and recognizing the efforts of the districts in their commitment to providing a safe and healthful environment for our students, staff, and community through an active participation in a bona fide Risk Management program.
The Safety Incentive Program rewards each district based upon their compliance with established safety criteria, such as holding regular safety committee meetings; completing safety inspection checklists; promoting employee awareness of ACCASBO JIF's safety policy; attending various safety training seminars; completing prompt and complete accident investigations; and documenting staff or student promotion of safety awareness. Monetary awards are given based upon the criteria level and are eligible for a safety award in the amount of $750, $12,500, or $1,750, to use for safety supplies and equipment.
This year, the ACCASBO JIF distributed a record $41,250 to the district winners between the Safety Incentive Program and the Financial Performance Awards.
Awards were also presented for the “Safety District of the Year” and “Safety Star of the Year.” Weymouth Township School District went above and beyond the safety standards and was awarded the Safety District of the Year yielding an additional $2,500 to be used for safety supplies.
The ACCASBO JIF recognizes the contributions and selfless acts of a district employee in the area of safety, the “Safety Star of the Year.” This year’s “Safety Star of the Year” was awarded to a Benefits Analyst from Egg Harbor Township School District. The Benefits Analyst was nominated by other members of her district and a review panel determined her winner for outstanding safety standards.