Summer is coming in hot here in Southern California! Each season brings a unique set of challenges for school districts, and it is our mission to ensure you are never alone in dealing with those challenges. We are here for you! With summer around the corner, prepare for anything from heat induced illnesses, safety concerns associated with standing water, and insects to contaminated or spoiled food. Each member district has an experienced Risk Manager assigned to them from CSRM who is accessible for a variety of needs. In fact, when you don’t know who to turn to, just call your Risk Manager and they will know who to call, what to do, and what internal/external resources may be needed.
We have been working diligently to increase awareness of relevant topics by sending out information on domestic violence, youth trafficking, active shooter, and suicide prevention every week for members to post and/or share with their staff. We will be increasing our topics to include inappropriate relationships between adults and students as well as student bullying in upcoming months. Unfortunately, we have seen far too many tragic incidents occur recently that are not limited to our districts. At CSRM, our goal is to empower our members to prevent any more tragedies from occurring in our schools and prepare them to mitigate the situation should one arise. If you have not been receiving our updates, please sign up here.
I also want to extend warm congratulations to Dan Mellon, our CSRM President of over 5 years who, sadly for us, is retiring at the end of this fiscal year. His dedication to CSRM has been unparalleled. For me personally, it has been a true pleasure serving by his side and working with him for many years. The CSRM Board members are being left with an incredible example of commitment to follow as we move into Fiscal 2017/2018.
We are going to miss you so much, Dan. However, I’m sure we’ll see you on the golf course October 9, 2017, for our 11th Annual Student Resiliency Golf Tournament and Fundraiser.
Have a great summer everyone.
Karla M. Rhay, Ed. D.
P.S. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the 2015-2016 Annual Report developed by our in-house marketing team, you can access it here. We hope you enjoy.