Risk Management Blog

National Suicide Month

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6-12 as part of National Suicide Month Sept. 6-12 is National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and September marks National Suicide Prevention Month—with all taking on additional significance this year. “In the era of COVID-19, as we all try to protect our mental health… Continue Reading National Suicide Month

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you to all the heroic teachers for the work you are doing in our communities as you help children learn during these unprecedented circumstances, serve students and families who need food and supplies, and inspire us all with your commitment and caring. We are proud to be working… Continue Reading Teacher Appreciation Week

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month As the uncertainty and fear of the COVID-19 crisis continues, recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month in May takes on an added importance this year. California Schools JPA is providing free virtual workshops about mental health and the importance of self-care to all members, their families, and anyone else who… Continue Reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month Did you know that Women’s History Month started in California? It’s one extra reason for California Schools JPA to celebrate the contributions of women during March. The California beginnings of Women’s History Month Women’s History Month started in California with a key focus on the need for education. According to… Continue Reading March is Women’s History Month

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Due to the frequency of new information, this page is updated daily. School leaders across California are working to keep their students safe and healthy as the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects their communities. Our aim is to be prepared, but do not panic. The virus is still spreading throughout numerous countries, and you can track the… Continue Reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

March is National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month March is National Reading Month and California Schools JPA joins teachers, educators, parents, students and anyone who loves to read in the celebration. Students benefit in so many ways from reading—just ask any educator—and experts are now looking at how reading may even be a strategy to help reduce bullying… Continue Reading March is National Reading Month

Legislative Action Day

Legislative Action Day is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Starting at 9:00am at the CAL Chamber in Sacramento, CA We’d like to remind you that CAJPA Legislative Action Day is around the corner.   Wednesday, March 25, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. CAL ChamberCA1215 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 Legislative Action Day is held every spring in Sacramento.… Continue Reading Legislative Action Day


Making an immediate impact with the unique Rent-a-Risk Manager program another reason why WE ARE the JPA With Heart   Southern Kern Unified School District recently faced spiraling workers’ compensation costs, loss of worker productivity and concerns about potential liability. Limited external resources—along with the lack of a dedicated risk manager on staff—made these challenges… Continue Reading RESPONDING QUICKLY


Helping school district implement extensive active shooter training to prepare to the fullest extent possible another reason why WE ARE the JPA With Heart   Victor Elementary School District is a powerful example of how schools are continuously working to keep their students safe from acts of unspeakable violence. The district worked with risk managers… Continue Reading IMPROVING STUDENT SAFETY