The Oshkosh Area School District has been named the inaugural winner of the WERMC Risk Management Award for their efforts in school safety.
On November 10, 2023, they were presented with a $2,000 scholarship to assist their district in their risk management initiatives. The WERMC Risk Management Award program is sponsored by Community Insurance Corporation.
“We are incredibly proud to recognize the Oshkosh Area School District for their tireless dedication to school safety and integrating these critical principles in the classroom, in facilities and district wide,” said Jodi Traas, WERMC dedicated consultant and Community Insurance Corporation assistant vice president of education & risk services. “In the end, keeping a constant eye on risk management makes for safer faculty, students, schools and communities.”
The WERMC Risk Management Award was created to recognize advancement and innovation in the practice of risk management within their membership.
Traas concluded, “We always stress that WERMC is ‘Leading the Way in Risk Management for Wisconsin’s Education Community,’ and we are excited for this inaugural award program to continue and keep risk management at the forefront of our schools.”
Award criteria included:
Leadership in the district/schools
Leadership in the profession/professional development
Problem solving/adaptability/creativity/implementation and follow through