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Voorhees Twp. BOE Receives the BCIP JIF Cyber Safety Super Star Award

Bruce Taylor of Voorhees Twp Board of Education Receiving Award November 2021

Bruce Taylor of Voorhees Twp BOE Receives Award – November 2021

 

Click Here to View the Voorhees Sun Newspaper Coverage

The Burlington County Insurance Pool Joint Insurance Fund (BCIP JIF) recognized an exceptional school district effort in tackling Virtual/Cyber Safety. Bruce Taylor, Director of Educational Technology of Voorhees Township Board of Education, received the BCIP JIF Cyber Safety Super Star Award for implementing multi-factor authentication throughout the school district. The BCIP JIF is recognizing his efforts because virtual safety is personal, pervasive and can have a life-long impact on everyone involved with school districts. By recognizing his exceptional efforts, we hope to encourage all JIF member school districts to invest in crucial cyber security initiatives. We thank Bruce Taylor and Voorhees Township Board of Education for keeping all of us safer.

2021 Boiler Operator Seminar via Zoom

The SPELL JIF’s 2021 Boiler Operator Webinar was conducted August 10th via Zoom. Joe Biluck, SPELL JIF Consultant and President of GrāMin Consulting Services along with John Demree, Master HVAC-R Technician and HVAC-R Instructor reviewed Compliance Obligations, Boiler System Types, Controls & Protection Devices, as well as Emergency Response Planning.

Click on the links below to view the Zoom recording, Boiler Presentation and Handouts:

Click Here to View Zoom Session Recording

Click Here to View Presentation

Handouts:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Boilers, Pressure Vessels And Refrigerating Plants 

Guideline Logbook

 


9th Annual Mold and Environmental Seminar via Zoom


The 9th Annual SPELL JIF Mold and Environmental Seminar was conducted July 14, 2021 from 8:30 am to 12 noon via Zoom. Click on the links below to view the Zoom recording and each session’s Presentation.

Click Here to View Zoom Session Recording


Session 1: EHRIP UpdateJoe Biluck will discuss the EHRIP program, which helps reduce environmental risk among member districts by providing a qualified consultant’s third party evaluation.

Session 2: Mold PreventionJohn Geitz and Joe Biluck will focus on protocols for helping to reduce the risk of mold formation through proper inspection and maintenance.

Session 3: Case Studies – How two districts recognized, responded and corrected water intrusion issues with Lindenwold BA Kathleen Huder (CLICK HERE) and Pitman BA Kelly Brazelton (CLICK HERE).

Lindendwold’s Handouts:  IAQ Complaint Form    |    IAQ Occupant Interview     |    IAQ Plan – Revised_051319

Session 4: Risk Coverage and Mold Claims – Scott Tennant will conduct a discussion with claim professionals and members re: Mold Claims with Qual-Lynx Account Manager Christopher Roselli, and Somers Point BA Dr. Michele Roemer


$90,500 Awarded to Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem County School Districts


Each year, the Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem School Districts Joint Insurance Fund (GCSSD JIF) rewards 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.  In particular, we recognized the challenges faced by school district employees who carried out their responsibilities while adjusting to the new normal that has become the hallmark of 2020.

Safety Star of the Year Angela Harper from Gateway Regional HS

Safety Star of the Year Angela Harper from Gateway Regional HS

In all, twenty (20) member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $90,500.

• Elk Township School District, Woodbury Heights Board of Education, and Salem County Vocational Technical School District were recognized as Safety District of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, earning an additional $2,500 reward.

• Angela Harper, Transportation Coordinator from Gateway Regional High School received the Safety Star of the Year Award for going above and beyond on a daily basis, and for always lending a helping hand to embody the spirit of safety.

 

Click Here to View the GCSSD JIF Award Presentation

 

 


$164,000 Awarded to Burlington, Camden and Mercer County School Districts


Each year, the Burlington County Insurance Pool Joint Insurance Fund (BCIP JIF) rewards 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.  In particular, we recognized the challenges faced by school district employees who carried out their responsibilities while adjusting to the new normal that has become the hallmark of 2020.

In all, thirty-eight (38) member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $164,000.

    • Magnolia Public School, Medford Lakes School District, Mount Laurel Township BOE, and Riverside Township BOE were recognized as Safety Districts of the Year for their ongoing contribution to safety efforts, each earning an additional $2,500 reward.
    • Rick Hillman, Manager of Buildings and Grounds from Mercer County Special Services and Mercer County Technical Schools won the Safety Star of the Year Award for his commitment to providing a secure learning environment, and for going above and beyond to ensure both Districts are safe.
    • Christine Vespe, Superintendent from Shamong Township School District also won the Safety Star of the Year Award for spearheading a safety initiative to provide training to staff members in “Stop the Bleed” bleeding control protocols for trauma.
    • Jodi Lennon, Business Administrator from Riverside Township Board of Education won the Safety Hero Award for her ongoing contribution to safety efforts.

Click Here to View the BCIP Safety Awards Presentation

 


$99,500 Awarded to Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester and Ocean County School Districts


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Each year, the  ACCASBO JIF rewards 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.  In particular, we recognized the challenges faced by school district employees who carried out their responsibilities while adjusting to the new normal that has become the hallmark of 2020.

In all, 23 member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $99,500.

Safety Star Winner Lisa Smith, RN of Folsom School

Safety Star Winner Lisa Smith, RN from Folsom

 

Lisa Smith RN, School Nurse from Folsom Board of Education received the Safety Star of the Year Award for serving as an invaluable resource to research and educate staff and students on measures to protect the school from COVID-19. Her dedication allowed the school to reopen safely and successfully.

• Judi Bessor, Facilities Director from Mainland Regional High School also received the Safety Star of the Year. She is a committed and valued employee who has gone beyond the daily working hours to ensure the facility is safe and secure, both before and during this pandemic.

• Brigantine Public Schools, Folsom Board of Education, and Pitman 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.

Click Here to View the ACCASBO 2020 State of the JIF Presentation

 


2020 SPELL JIF Cyber Security Webinar


The 2nd Annual SPELL JIF Cyber Security Symposium was conducted on July 29, 2020 virtually via Zoom. Please click on the links below to view the Zoom Recording and presentations.

View Zoom Recording Here   

SPELL JIF Cyber Symposium 2020 Welcome Slides

15 Minute Break Headlines Transitional Scroll

Infographics: Social Engineering Red FlagsRed Flags of Rogue URLs   |   Bio: Roger Grimes Bio Here 

 


 

8th Annual Mold and Environmental Seminar via Zoom

The 8th Annual SPELL JIF Mold and Environmental Seminar was conducted July 15, 2020 from 8:30 am to 12 noon with four online sessions via Zoom. Click on the links below to view each Presentation and Zoom recording.

View Session 1 Zoom Recording Here

View Session 2 Zoom Recording Here

View Session 3 Zoom Recording Here

View Session 4 Zoom Recording Here


 

JIF’s Surplus Announcement -May 4, 2020 

The SPELL JIF is proud to announce that its affiliated JIFs consisting of ACCASBO, BCIP and GCSSD are collectively returning $1,675,000 to their 84 member school districts in central and southern New Jersey this summer. This is in addition to the $25,085,208 already distributed as surplus over more than thirty years. The member owner school districts are proud of their record of saving money on insurance for decades and especially proud during these challenging times to once again provide real financial relief. Contact Deputy Executive Director Craig Wilkie for more information.


GCSSD 2019 State of the JIF Dinner

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.

GCSSD 2019 SOJ Dinner Presentation


 


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