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.
- Session 1 PowerPoint – Cherry Hill – 2020 Cyber – A Priority by Marc Plevinsky and Lynn Shugars
- Session 2 PowerPoint – Every Server, Every Device and Everyone – The Ransom of MCTS by Deb Donnelly and Rick Hillman
- Session 4 PowerPoint – Cyber Risk Presentation – by Shiraz Saeed Daniel Waldman and Steve Robinson of Starr Insurance Group
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.
- Session 1 PowerPoint: Joe Biluck – “Environmental Hazard Risk Identification Program (EHRIP) Update and Initial Results”
- Session 3 PowerPoint: Charles Caramanna & Jeffrey Riggs of Grayhawk – “Environmental Risk Mitigation Through Existing Building Commissioning”
- Session 4 PowerPoint: Scott Tennant, Chris Roselli, Chandra Anaya, Craig Washington – “Perfecting a Possible Mold Claim”
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.
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.
For the 23rd year in a row, the Burlington County Insurance Pool Joint Insurance Fund (BCIP JIF) celebrated Member School District successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. In all, 35 member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $128,000.
• Medford Lakes School District, Northern Burlington County Regional School District, and Riverside Township 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.
• Michael I. Lanzoni from the Custodial/Maintenance Department of Mercer County Special Services School District won the Safety Star of the Year Award for his commitment to providing a safe learning environment, and for going above and beyond to ensure the entire District is safe.
For the 22nd year in a row, the Atlantic & Cape May Counties Association of School Business Officials Joint Insurance Fund (ACCASBO JIF) celebrated member school district successes at their Annual State of the Joint Insurance Fund Dinner. In all, nineteen (19) member school districts were recognized and received awards totaling $74,250.
• Michael Corrado, School Resource and Attendance Officer of Hamilton Township School District received the Safety Star of the Year for his ongoing contribution to safety efforts, including placing himself between a door and an out of control adult who was verbally abusing the staff.
• Egg Harbor City School District and Egg Harbor Township School District were each recognized as Safety District of the Year for reaching above and beyond the call of duty, earning an additional $2,500 reward.
A big thanks to all of our ACCASBO, BCIP and GCSSD JIF Members for stopping by the SPELL JIF booth at October’s annual School Boards Convention!
Gym Floors: The Mercury Problem
Concerns about mercury contamination from rubber gym flooring grew in the last year for many NJ school districts. The SPELL JIF welcomed Josh Cupriks, CIH, of the WCD Group to review potential hazards. View the video on Mercury in Gym Floors Here from the May 15, 2019 ACCASBO JIF meeting.
Agenda and Handouts:
Mold and Indoor Air Quality in Our Schools
7th Annual Environmental Management Seminar – July 17, 2019