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.
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.