News & Updates
Superintendent, Kent Taylor from Lennox School District plays an active role in keeping the students of his district safe by serving on the district’s Safety Committee, along with other leaders, staff and faculty within the district. Lennox SD is located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles in the flight path of LAX, yet has busy, narrow, urban streets with schools very near the 405 freeway – a difficult area to access during an emergency.
Superintendent Taylor posed to the safety committee that “it is our priority to keep students and staff safe even during the worst situations. We need to have updated plans in place and then practice.” The Lennox team turned to their ASCIP partner for assistance and began to plan a drill – a shooter on campus scenario at their middle school.
You may be aware that ASCIP provides a reimbursement benefit when your district calls 911 to respond to a medical emergency for students and non-employees on your district’s premises. But, did you know that ASCIP also provides medical reimbursement coverage for accidents to K-12 students, and pre-school children on college campuses, while at school or a school sponsored and supervised activity?
When ASCIP member, Ontario-Montclair School District reviewed their loss trends with their ASCIP Risk Services consultant last year, they noticed that one particular school, Lincoln Elementary School which houses a severe special education program, had the top number of injuries with a very high total incurred loss value. The District team of Phil Hillman, Chief Business Official; Jordan Aquino, Chief Financial Officer and Terri Douglas, Workers’ Compensation Technician, met with the school Principal, Bill Corrette to review the losses and discuss solutions. Bill was shocked by the numbers and stated that he has never reviewed this data in his years as principal. The team discussed many ideas and agreed to a two-prong approach.