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First Amendment Auditors: Protecting Your District & Board Meetings

Published on March 20, 2024
 

In today's digital age, board meetings are no longer just about policy and decision-making. They have become potential battlegrounds for clashing ideas and flashing cameras.  

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Navigating the School Commute: Exploring Alternatives Amidst Bus Driver Shortages

Published on March 7, 2024
 

For most parents across the U.S., 6:30 - 8:30 A.M. is crunch time. This crucial two-hour window involves packing lunches, ringing alarm clocks, and the general chaos of getting their kids up and ready to start their journey to school, often just before they need to head to work. It's the morning routine before the morning routine. 

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New Mandates for Workplace Violence Prevention Plans - SB 553

Published on February 21, 2024
 

According to the US Department of Labor, approximately two million people throughout the country are victims of non-fatal violence at the workplace each year. Starting January 1, 2025, a new bill will go into effect that hopes to protect employees from workplace violence and mandate employers to substantiate their protocols when a work dispute takes place. 

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Emerging Risks in Special Education

Published on February 8, 2024
 

All educational organizations, from childcare centers to universities, face unique insurance challenges that can impact their operations and financial health. This can trickle down, affecting the experience for students at the school. From navigating innovations in technology to best practices for handling student conflicts, various insurance risks shape, and change, the landscape of education 

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Wildfire Response & Preparedness

Published on July 27, 2023
 

Approximately 70,000 wildfires happen every year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Since 1983, data from the National Interagency Fire Center reveals a staggering total of 2.7 million wildfires, varying in severity. Over this period, these fires have collectively scorched a vast expanse of 199 million acres, averaging approximately 5.2 million acres annually.  

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Ensuring Safety and Compliance: A Guide to Pyrotechnics During School Events

Published on July 13, 2023
 

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fireworks at a ball game, a graduation, or any form of grandiose celebration. Fireworks bring people together by engaging and entertaining all who are lucky enough to gaze at these choreographed explosions of color and sound in the sky.  

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Managing Food Services for the Universal Meals Program

Published on June 29, 2023
 

California became the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for school children in the 2022–23 school year. According to the California Association of Food Banks, eight million people are food insecure in California and this program serves thousands of students who would otherwise be wondering where their next meal would be coming from.  

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Dancing, Celebrating, and Inspiring: Mastering the Art of Safe and Spectacular School Events

Published on June 14, 2023
 

School events such as dances, graduations, and assemblies are cherished moments that create lasting memories for students, faculty, and families. Although, organizing these events comes with its own set of challenges, especially when attempting to curate a safe and risk-free zone for celebrating.  

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Supporting Students Who Are Experiencing Homelessness

Published on May 25, 2023
 

Homelessness is a difficult experience for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for students. Not having a stable place to live can have a significant impact on a student's academic success, mental health, and overall well-being. If you are an educator, there are several ways you can support students who are experiencing homelessness. 

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Slips, Trips & Fall Prevention

Published on May 11, 2023
 

Picture this: It's a typical Monday morning at the office, and one of your faculty members is making their way to their classroom when suddenly they slip on a wet patch of floor and take a nasty fall. Not only are they injured and unable to work, but now you're faced with a workers' compensation claim, lost productivity, and a potential lawsuit. Teachers spend a lot of time on their feet, moving around classrooms and the school campus. With so much activity, it's important to be aware of slip, trip, and fall hazards and take steps to prevent accidents.

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