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District Earns Utica National Insurance Group's "School Safety Excellence Award"

The district earned Utica National Insurance Group’s “School Safety Excellence Award” at the Titanium with honors level for the ninth consecutive year. This honor recognizes school districts’ safety efforts as they work to help keep students, staff, and visitors safe.


Superintendent Andrew Cook was presented with a plaque to commemorate the district’s safety efforts and a $500 award for use in furthering those efforts from Utica National representatives.


Superintendent Cook commented, "The Hartford Central School District's first priority is ensuring the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the district and all our faculty and staff who consistently demonstrate their due diligence in ensuring the safety of everyone who enters the facility."


Utica National’s School Safety Excellence Award Program has three levels – titanium, platinum, and gold in which schools can earn a meritorious distinction by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall safety. Through the program, schools with their own transportation, schools with contract transportation, and BOCES are evaluated. Categories covered include bullying prevention programs, playground safety, and other areas, and are measured using specific, quantifiable surveys.