For the 22nd year in a row, the Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem School Districts Joint Insurance Fund (GCSSD JIF) celebrated Member School District successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. In all, 15 member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $66,500.
• Joe Nichols, Facilities Manager of Elk Township School District received the Safety Star of the Year for reaching above and beyond the call of duty. He has direct involvement in the security initiative at the school which includes placing cameras in the building and simplifying lock down procedures in times of crisis. He personally constructed special covers for classroom door windows to better protect students during a lock down. His constant focus is the safety of the children and staff and he has spearheaded many initiatives toward that goal.
• Upper Deerfield Township School District was recognized as Safety District of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, earning an additional $2,500 reward.