Lexington County School District Three earned an Excellence in Risk Control Award from the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust (SCSBIT). The award, which recognizes member school districts that focus on reducing workplace health and safety risks, was presented during the SCSBIT Risky Business Seminar held October 16-18, 2019 in Myrtle Beach. SCSBIT annually selects recipients from among its 60-plus member school districts that implement effective prevention and safety programs that are aimed at lowering the number of worker accidents and absences.
“Lexington County School District Three continually makes the safety of students and staff in the district a priority. It is an honor to recognize their effective risk management practices,” said SCSBIT’s Risk Control Manager Tim Hinson.
School districts across the state received 2018-2019 Workers’ Compensation Risk Control Grants totaling $1,226,958 from the South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust’s grant program. Fifty-eight school districts participated in the grant program this year.
SCSBIT’s non-competitive grants program provides funding for the one-time purchase of a product or service that supports a member district’s risk management objectives. The products or services must help reduce risk and the frequency or severity of losses. The amount of funding awarded to member districts is based on their workers’ compensation premium. Enhancements to the grants are also available for the next school year for meeting certain criteria, including holding district and school-level safety committee meetings, participating in walk-through safety audits and attending SCSBIT’s annual Risky Business Seminar.