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The Georgia School Boards Association, Risk Management Services (RMS) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Safety Grant recipients.
The grants are available to assist and improve safety in local school systems, who are members of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Risk Management Services (RMS).
“Safety of Georgia’s public-school students and staff is of the upmost importance,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director. “When it comes to safety we tend to think of security, but being safe occurs in various forms and these school districts have exemplified best practices.”
This year’s total grant money awarded is $60,000. The GSBA RMS received over 50 applications.
GSBA Director of Risk Management Services, Mr. Cliff Cole stated, “Our Risk Management Services staff are committed to ensuring our member schools receive the supports and resources needed to implement safety programs and procedures. We appreciate the opportunity to assist in funding these school districts who are keeping Georgia’s schools safe.”
All applications were sent to the GSBA office where a selection committee read and reviewed the entries. Three representatives from different departments of the GSBA Risk Management Services division reviewed the anonymous applications. All were evaluated on a comparative basis. After careful consideration of each application, the following were selected:
About GSBA Risk Management Services
GSBA Risk Management Services (RMS) offers protection through its group-self-insurance plans for workers’ compensation, property and liability risks. RMS partners with Georgia public school systems and goes far beyond the normal service of a commercial insurance broker. The staff builds relationships with its members and provides training and information to assist members in successfully managing their risks.
The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s 180 elected boards of education.
District Name Grant Request Amount Approved
Bacon County – CPSI Instructor (partial request approved) $515
Bryan County – Emergency Evacuation/Relocation Equip $5,000
Elbert County – Water Hog Interior Mats $4,825.48
Evans County – Safety Vests/Stop the Bleed Kits/Rolling EMS Carts $4,200.00
Heard County – Steel Toe Shoes/Fire Extinguishers (partial request approved) $1088
Jefferson City – Hydraulic Lifts Special Needs/Water Hog Mats $5,000
Lincoln County – Shoes for Custodial/Food Service/Lifting Straps $5,000
Marietta City – Additional Stop the Bleed Kits $5,000
Newton County – EEOC Training (partial request approved) $2,850
Oconee County – Access Control Doors $3,866
Paulding County – Wet Floor Sign/Cordless Floor Dryer $5,000
Pelham City – Stop Arm Cameras for Buses $2,250
Screven County – Watch Dog Security Cameras (bus barn property) $5,000
Social Circle City – HD Security Cameras for New Learning Cottages $4,814.10
Union County – Floor Mats/First Aid Kits/Gloves/Oven Mitts (partial request approved) $3,580.90
Whitfield County – Knife Sharpeners for Food Service Kitchens $3,454