News Release                                                                                                                   

    FOR RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE                                                   April 16, 2018

    "Safety Efforts Earn New Hartford Central School Utica National's Top Level Safety Excellence Award"

    New Hartford Central School District has received Utica National Insurance Group's "School Safety Excellence Award" for 2018 at the Titanium with Honors level.  The district has earned this distinction--the highest awarded by Utica National--for the past five years.

    The honor is presented annually and recognizes school districts' efforts as they work to help keep students, staff, and visitors safe.  District officials accepted a certificate to commemorate the district's safety efforts, as well as a $500 award to further those efforts, at Utica National's 38th annual school safety seminar at the Syracuse DoubleTree Hotel.

     "Districts that go 'above and beyond' to provide a safe, healthy, and focused culture of leaming are to be applauded," said Brian Saville, Resident Senior Vice President in Utica National's Educational Institutions Unit. "We're pleased to count New Hartford Central School District among them."

     New Hartford Central School plans to enhance its School Safety Officer program and continue to nurture its essential partnership with the New Hartford Police Department.  The District also plans to implement new safety technologies, update safety procedures, and expand its District Safety Committee.

     "The safety and well-being of our students and staff have been, and will continue to be our highest priority," Superintendent of Schools Robert Nole said.  "It is very gratifying to know that community partners such as Utica National Insurance Group recognize the efforts by the entire school community in this regard."