The Utica National Insurance Group has given Chatham Central School District its highest award for safety excellence, presenting Chatham with its 2021 Titanium with Honors School Safety Excellence Award. Along with a framed certificate commemorating the District's safety efforts, Utica National presented Chatham with a $500 award for use in furthering our efforts.
“Your continued efforts to provide a safe, healthy, and focused culture for learning in 2021 are to be applauded and we’re pleased to be able to present this award to you,” remarked Brian D. Saville, Utica National’s Senior Vice President of the Educational Institutions, in a communication that accompanied the award.
In Utica National’s Safety Excellence Award program, schools can earn a meritorious distinction at three levels - gold, platinum, and titanium - by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall school safety. Schools are evaluated in categories such as bullying prevention programs, playground safety, transportation, and other areas using specific, quantifiable surveys.
Chatham has earned the Titanium level award each year since 2013 and earned the platinum level award in 2012.