Chatham Earns Top Safety Award
The Chatham Central School District has again earned the Utica National Insurance Group’s highest award for safety excellence. Utica National presented Chatham with its “Titanium” level “School Safety Excellence Award” during its 37th annual school safety seminar held in Saratoga Springs this March. As part of this recognition, Chatham Central Schools received a $500 award for use in furthering its safety efforts.
Chatham is one of 131 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the insurance group’s “School Safety Excellence Award” in 2017. The award has three levels - titanium, platinum, and gold - in which schools can earn meritorious distinction by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall school safety. Chatham has earned the Titanium level award each year since 2013 and earned the platinum level award in 2012.
Utica National insures more than 300 school districts in upstate New York through its insurance program for educational institutions. Participation in Utica National’s School Safety Excellence Award Program helps Chatham CSD enhance its overall safety in seventeen categories, including transportation, bullying prevention programs, fire safety, playground safety, and indoor air quality. School districts that receive recognition through this program have demonstrated and documented how various safety issues are addressed or would be addressed should an emergency arise.