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Safety award

L to R: Facilities Director Brian Craft, Transportation Supervisor MaryAnn Belmont, Superintendent Jeff Simons, Assistant Superintendent Michele Bowman, Assistant Superintendent Lawrence Edson Jr.

For the 14th consecutive year, East Greenbush Central School District has received the School Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. The District was one of 136 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) from across the state to receive the award.

East Greenbush CSD received the highest level of award – titanium.

“The record of our district in protecting students, staff and visitors at our schools is a credit to the entire community,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons. “I am appreciative that Utica National recognizes the importance of school safety through their annual announcement of these awards.”

The award, presented annually to Utica National’s clients, recognizes school districts’ safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe. Schools are measured in a number of areas such as transportation, playground safety and bullying prevention programs.

“Safety and health concerns continue to be a priority in our school districts,” said Brian Saville, resident senior vice president in Utica National’s Educational Institutions Unit. “Districts that go above and beyond to provide a safe, healthy and focused culture for learning are to be applauded, and we’re pleased to count East Greenbush Central School District among them.”