Oswego County BOCES earns Safety Excellence Award

Oswego County BOCES was the recipient of the 2012 School Safety Excellence Award from the Utica National Insurance Group.

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<p>Utica National Senior Risk Management Representative Connie Wallis presents the 2012 School Safety Excellence Award to Oswego County BOCES Deputy Superintendent Mark LaFountain, left, OCB Safety and Risk Officer Tom Abbott, second from left, and OCB Director of Security Michael Sterio at a conference in late March. OCB earned the highest level of distinction in the Utica National School Safety Excellence Awards Program, the titanium with honors award.</p>

The Utica National School Safety Excellence Awards Program is divided into three levels – titanium, platinum and gold – in which schools have to meet certain criteria in order to earn a certain level of distinction.

OCB earned the highest merit of distinction in the program, the titanium with honors award.

Accompanying this prestigious award was a grant in the amount of $500 to further enhance current safety efforts.

Utica National officials complimented OCB’s Safety and Risk Management Team on their continuous efforts to promote a safe and healthy learning environment and presented them with the award at the School Risk Management Seminar in Syracuse on March 27.