PublicSchoolWORKS Partners with BOCES Safety Risk Services
BOCES new partnership with PublicSchoolWORKS will help provide safety compliance support programs to schools throughout the state of New York
Cincinnati, OH – June 3, 2013 – PublicSchoolWORKS (PSW), a Cincinnati-based company that offers the one and only comprehensive, fully-automated risk management system available for schools, has partnered with Erie 1 BOCES and Otsego-Northern Catskills to provide an enhanced safety service that provides a complete web-based safety compliance support program that incorporates web based training, record keeping and accident management. The agreement between PublicSchoolWORKS and the BOCES will allow districts and other BOCES to purchase the program at substantially reduced cost on a state wide level to assist them in maintaining their own compliance training or enhancing safety services to schools through a BOCES service.
“Our schools need access to comprehensive programs so they can be in compliance with district, state and federal mandates. With reduced state and local funding for schools we had to find a more efficient way of doing this. This full service automated system does this,” said Jim Fregelette, Executive Director of Finance and Information Systems at Erie 1 BOCES. “PublicSchoolWORKS is helping us provide complete programs, not just training, to our schools so they can meet and exceed the safety requirements expected of them.”
School districts and BOCES alike find it imperative to provide training in order to keep staff qualified to handle specific issues and situations. However, training can be less effective if it is not accompanied by a complete program for support.
One particular program that attracted the BOCES to PublicSchoolWORKS was its new Crisis Response Program. The program helps districts prepare for crisis events such as an active shooter situation, bomb threats and natural disasters. The comprehensive program not only includes online training for students and staff, but it also includes customizable components such as an automated web-based Task Manager for all related compliance tasks and the Parent InfoCenter, PublicSchoolWORKS’ award-winning parent portal.
“Because of the numerous supporting features included with the staff training, the Crisis Response Program can effectively prepare schools for crisis situations,” said Fregelette. “The ability to customize the PublicSchoolWORKS programs to fit any districts’ needs allows them to address the issues at hand today, while also allowing them to prepare for situations that might arise in the future.
Since its founding in 2000, PublicSchoolWORKS has been committed to providing top-quality, practical and cost-effective solutions to the constantly changing environmental, health and safety requirements affecting the nation's educational systems. The company has gained an exemplary reputation for the innovation and technical superiority of its comprehensive and integrated safety and compliance management systems, which combine administrative software tools and resources to dramatically reduce the time and cost required to develop, implement, and sustain safety compliance programs. For more information visit us on the web at www.publicschoolworks.com.
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