2023 Playground Safety & Maintenance Seminars in August

Recently, WERMC partnered with Community Insurance Corporation and Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation to host two seminars in August on Playground Safety & Maintenance. The seminars were led by Jodi Traas, MS, CSRM, CPSI, a certified playground safety inspector. The seminars covered federal laws, guidelines, and standards related to playground safety and included a hands-on Playground Safety Survey. The seminar was tailored to building and grounds personnel, custodians, maintenance workers, parks department employees, and safety coordinators.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Oshkosh Area School District and Eau Claire Area School District for hosting these seminars.

Welcome to the Board!

Leah Hauser - Director of Business Services,

Sparta Area School District 

I have been the Director of Business Services at the Sparta Area School District for 8 years, and with the district for 10 years. I live in Sparta with my husband and two boys (8 and 11). We are all very active in our community through various non-profit work, community engagement events, and lots of youth sports! Sparta was an active part of WERMC before I entered this role, and the importance of WERMC was apparent to me right away! I have been grateful to continue to be a part of WERMC and have learned many best practices that I have brought back to our district. I am excited to have this role and be an even larger part of the WERMC group!