Ohio districts implement safety measures

January 12th, 2016


A total of 29 districts join 335 Ohio districts using PublicSchoolWORKS to ensure student and staff safety and full compliance with mandates

Making schools a safer place for students and teachers is a reality for Ohio as 29 more districts across the state are automating safety and compliance tasks and training this year with PublicSchoolWORKS, a safety solutions for schools.

The automation behind the suites and programs, in addition to WORKS’ research and development team and award-winning client services team, will help ensure these districts are in compliance with all district, state and federal mandates for this school year. To date, there are 364 districts and 150,000 employees using WORKS suites and programs across Ohio.

The safety of our students is our number one priority,” said Jeff Hawks, Executive Director of Operations at Lorain City Schools. “PublicSchoolWORKS helps us to run a quality safety program for our district, while allowing us to cover more ground with fewer resources. This is really important for us as a public school district.”

Lorain City Schools and the other 28 districts join other 335 Ohio districts using WORKS. Three long-term customers that have successfully implemented WORKS’ suites and programs to streamline safety processes are Montgomery County Educational Service Center, Dublin City Schools and Kings Local School District.

Montgomery County Educational Service Center used the EmployeeSafe Suite to automate their human resources and other administrative tasks to ensure OSHA compliance while saving valuable time and money and reducing risk. Dublin City Schools and Kings Local School District were not only looking for the same results as Lorain City Schools and Montgomery County Education Service Center, they also needed programs to help with student accidents, bullying reporting and student behavior management. Both districts also use the StudentWatch suite to address the above issues and speed up communication between teachers and administrators, as well as track positive behavior.

“Managing the many responsibilities associated with school safety and compliance is something districts can struggle with because of competing roles and initiatives for administrators,” said Tom Strasburger, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of PublicSchoolWORKS. “PublicSchoolWORKS’ automated systems act as additional support staff by taking over the management of these responsibilities to ensure safety and compliance requirements — from drills to inspections to training to injury investigations and more — are met. Our systems auto-notify, report, track and follow-up with the appropriate staff and vendors to ensure districts are in compliance with their expectations with limited time required of administrators. We basically make it hands-off compliance.”

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