Pal-Mac receives Utica National 2022 School Safety Excellence Award

A graphic made up for the safety award

APRIL 5, 2022— The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District has received the Utica National 2022 School Safety Excellence Award. The district was presented with the award during a ceremony on Friday, April 1.


This is the sixth year the district received the award. This year, the district received the highest level award in Utica National's program, Titanium with Honors. UN is the insurance company representing the district.


According to the company, the program encourages school districts to assess their safety readiness and promote a safety-first culture that takes a proactive, preventative, and comprehensive approach to safety concerns and threats. It also recognizes schools that provide the safest and most secure school environment as possible for students, staff and visitors.


Pal-Mac's Director of School Safety John Colella said:

"This award is a result of the commitment of the Board of Education, the district administration and the staff members to provide the safest environment for student learning".


Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Ike said:

"This award is the direct result of the measures the school district, our Director of School Safety, and our school safety teams take to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for our students."


In addition to a plaque representing the honor, the district also received a $500  check to be used for the furtherance of its safety programs. Click here to learn more about Pal-Mac's safety program.





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