PACE Awards recognize InterMountain ESD as School Safety Star, others
Thursday, April 27, 2017
An education service district (ESD), three school districts and five individuals were recognized Thursday during PACE Awards presentations. Phil Wentz, chairman of the PACE Board of Trustees, presented the awards during the “PACE Day: Safe and Secure Schools” event in Salem.
The awards highlight significant contributions made in 2016 to the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) program. PACE (pace.osba.org) is an insurance pool made up of roughly 300 Oregon member school districts, charter schools, education service districts (ESDs) and community colleges.
InterMountain ESD was recognized as the inaugural School Safety Star, selected from among all applicants. The award carries with it $5,000 from PACE to be used in a school safety improvement effort. InterMountain ESD won the award for its school security initiative, an innovative program to provide the ESD’s 18 school districts in three counties with evaluation tools, resources and training to improve school security and increase student safety.