BCIP JIF Celebrates at the 2023 State of the JIF Dinner

Each year, the Burlington County Insurance Pool Joint Insurance Fund (BCIP JIF) celebrates member school district successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. The dinner meeting is organized to reward and recognize the extraordinary efforts of member districts for their commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and community by actively participating in risk management programs. This year, 42 member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $169,500. Amy Klouchek, Main Office Secretary from Shamong Township School District won the Safety Hero of the Year Award. Klouchek remained calm and professional while recording a violent caller who threatened physical harm to the school principal. Her quick thinking to record this aggressive individual led to his conviction and allowed the school to implement security protocols to keep district staff and students safe. Officer Kelley Horne, School Resource Officer from Eastampton Township BOE won the Safety Star of the Year Award.  Officer Horne’s dedication extends beyond patrolling the school grounds and maintaining a police presence. She actively contributes to two district safety teams, which were established to ensure the safety of the school children and provide them with the best possible education. She is available 24/7 and epitomizes character and consistency. She is the model from which all SRO’s should be evaluated. Mount Ephraim BOE, Springfield Township BOE,  Eastern Camden County Regional SD, Ewing Public Schools, and Lindenwold BOE were recognized as Safety Districts of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, each earning an additional $2,500 reward. Springfield Superintendent Craig Vaughn with Mt Ephraim School Business Administrator Chris Eberly...

SPELL JIF Managing Virtual Safety and Security Risks Seminar

The SPELL JIF hosted a free seminar on Managing Virtual Safety and Security Risks in a Digital World for its member districts on  July 19, 2023 at the Westin Hotel in Mount Laurel. Designed for your Cyber Risk Management Team, this seminar provided strategies to help manage cyber risk on an organizational basis.  With the technological footprint growing within instruction and operations, JIF member districts will be better prepared to address cyber risks before, during and after purchasing new technology while being mindful of the additional costs. Agenda: Cyber Virtual Safety Seminar Agenda Speaker Bios: Cyber Virtual Safety Seminar Speaker Bios Presentations: 1 – Why Virtual Safety instead of Cyber Security 2 – NB Breach Story JIF Presentation  3 – Voorhees TownSchool Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Journey 4 – Introduction to SPELL JIF’s Virtual Safety Director 4.5 -Key Cybersecurity Controls K-12 Schools Handout 5 – Cyber Insurance Perspectives...

SPELL JIF Mold/Environmental/IAQ Best Practices Seminar

The SPELL JIF conducted another successful Mold Prevention and Environmental IAQ Seminar on Wednesday, July 12 at the Westin Mount Laurel.  With over 200 participants, the seminar was organized with interactive sessions on risk avoidance and best practices to prevent water events. We thank all who attended and hope they obtained valuable information to take back to their districts. Agenda:  SPELL Environmental Seminar Agenda Speaker Bios: SPELL Environmental Seminar Speaker Bios Presentations: 1 – 2023 Mold Session 1- Purpose and Golden Rule 2 – 2023 Mold Session 2 – Lessons from Losses 3 – 2023 Mold Session 3 – Standard Operating Procedures 4 – 2023 Mold Session 4 – Are These Claims Avoidable?...

SPELL Receives NJASBO Honorable Mention Award

The New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) recognized the SPELL by awarding the JIF with an Honorable Mention for Associate Business Member Partner of the Year. We appreciate our member’s confidence in the RPA team and the opportunity to accept the Honorable Mention Award.  Thank you for the nomination!  ...

BCIP Celebrates at the 2022 State of the JIF Dinner

Each year, the Burlington County Insurance Pool Joint Insurance Fund (BCIP JIF) celebrates member school district successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. The dinner meeting is organized to reward and recognize the extraordinary efforts of member districts for their commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and community by actively participating in risk management programs. Rewards were earned by members who reduced the number of accidents by focusing on local safety efforts. Utilizing BCIP JIF safety services, districts build and maintain internal accident reporting systems.  Member Districts were acknowledged for their hard work with recognition plaques and monetary awards. In all, forty one (41) member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $148,000. Click HERE to view coverage in the Moorestown Sun     Christy Durst-McMaster, Paraprofessional from Moorestown Township Public School District won the Safety Hero of the Year Award. Durst-McMaster’s quick actions saved a choking child in the cafeteria.                 JoAnn Ricciani, School Nurse from Springfield Township won the Safety Star of the Year Award. Ricciani continuously demonstrates a supportive and caring mindset, always putting the needs of the students and her colleagues above her own as she works tirelessly to maintain a safe and healthy environment at Springfield Elementary.             Delanco Township BOE, Medford Lakes School District, Northern Burlington Regional School District and Voorhees Twp. BOE were recognized as Safety Districts of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, each earning an additional $2,500 reward. Delanco Township BOE Medford Lakes School District...

ACCASBO Celebrates at the 2022 State of the JIF Dinner

Each year, the Atlantic & Cape May Counties Association of School Business Officials Joint Insurance Fund (ACCASBO JIF) celebrates member school district successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. The dinner meeting is organized to reward and recognize the extraordinary efforts of member districts for their commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and community by actively participating in risk management programs. This year, 26 member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $91,500.   Rocco Rosetti, Facilities Manager of Galloway Township Public Schools received the Safety Star of the Year Award. Over the last 5 years, Rocco made tremendous improvements to the district’s facilities, including safety and security measures. He supervises facilities projects, arrives to work early, stays late and answers calls and e-mails at all hours of the day. He embodies the spirit of safety on a daily basis, going above and beyond his job responsibilities in the interest of safety and assisting the district in these efforts at every level.         Folsom Board of Education, North Wildwood School District and Hammonton Board of Education were recognized as Safety Districts of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, each earning an additional $2,500 reward. Safety District Winner Chris Veneziani Folsom SBA with JIF Safety Director John Geitz Safety District Winner North Wildwood Superintendent Christopher Armstrong and SBA Jamie Shoemaker View ACCASBO JIF Award Presentation on Website HERE ...

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