The latest news and developments from PACE.


Webinar provides 10 tips to avoid winter weather liability

Winter Weather Liability

NEW Trainings Specialize in Drone Safety

Four-day training on how to operate drones.

PACE Awards Program will reward a safety star with $5,000

Concussion records request requires schools' attention

Tips to make children's outdoor play environments safer.

Updated PACE Boundary Invasion Toolkit

The updated Boundary Invasion Toolkit is designed to prevent and identify sexual contact between school employees and students.

Legislative Update - webinar

Legislative Update

PACE Employment Practices Toolkit is back AGAIN this year!

The toolkit provides resources and a financial incentive to help PACE members mitigate liabilities.

PACE grant funds made available to members for a third time to reduce saw injuries

PACE Safety SawStop & Sawtstop Blade Replacement Grant Program(s) applications available for download.

School sports face restrictions based on air quality.

Haze from forest fires has prompted the Oregon School Activities Association to issue guidelines for restricting activities.

New resources designed to help schools navigate legal currents.

Resources now available on our website.

PACE offers trainings to prepare districts for real-world challenges

PACE offers regional training sessions from Sept. 12 to Oct. 11, with stops in seven cities. Topics range from cyberbullying to employment practices and boundary invasions.

Attorney discussed cyberbullying on OPB

OPB's "Think Out Loud" - cyberbullying discussion, July 24

Cyberbullying insight and poverty in schools

Confernce offers insight on cyberbullying

PACE Pre-loss welcomes a new staff member to the team

Recreational immunity bill for public lands passes legislature

The Legislature approved a bill Wednesday that gives public employees and volunteers immunity from civil liability when individuals use public land for free recreation.

Cyber attack, data breach

Quick reference sheet now available.

SafeOregon tip line is growing, but organizers want to reach more students

SafeOregon, a free tip line to prevent school tragedies, is trying to enroll all Oregon public K-12 schools.

Arson Prevention webinar

Arson Prevention

Reduction in force webinar

Webinar covers Oregon rules and regulations for reduction in force and how to prepare for reducing staff.

PACE Day highlights important school safety issues

The April 27 PACE Day brought together more than 150 education, insurance and legal professionals to learn about student safety and liability issues.

PACE Awards recognize InterMountain ESD as School Safety Star, others

The PACE awards highlight significant contributions made in 2016 to the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education program.

WINTER storm impacts - IDA Process

PACE trustees double investment in saw safety grant to $200,000

PACE's goal is to help members prevent serious student injuries through the safety features included in SawStop saws.

PACE staff offer guidance on drone use

PACE article outlines potential risks from court ruling

A state Supreme Court ruling involving city of Portland property may have serious ramifications for public access to school grounds.

OSBA offers guidance on new Healthy and Safe Schools Plans

The State Board of Education adopted new rules this week requiring that public school districts, education service districts (ESDs) and charter schools submit to the state a preliminary safety and health plan by Oct. 1.

New PACE Transgender handout debuts

A handout to help adminstrators and board members stay up-to-date on their responsibilties to students.

PACE Membership Survey shows satisfaction levels

The survey found that PACE members appreciate the services they receive from the insurance pool and its staff.

Most PACE mail unaffected by OSBA address changes

OSBA changed its mailing address July 1, but that will not affect most correspondence for PACE members.

New FAQs address drinking-water testing issue in schools

Resources include a guide from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a sample parent letter; resources for staff, parents and community members; and information about coverage issues and the legal requirements for testing.

PACE Awards recognize two programs, three people for safety efforts

The awards highlight significant contributions made in 2015 to the PACE program. The outstanding programs recognized were the Tillamook Bay Community College’s Safety Committee and the Baker School District.

PACE Day: Safe and Secure Schools welcomes record attendance

This year’s topics ranged from cyberbullying to transgender issues to marijuana legalization to conducting effective investigations.

Most PACE mail unaffected by OSBA address changes

OSBA plans to change its mailing address by July 1, but that will not affect most correspondence for PACE members.

PACE trustees fund new grant to reduce saw injuries

The new $100,000 grant program will enable schools to replace their old saws with new equipment to help prevent serious student injuries.

PACE offers new special education behavior management training

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training program is embraced worldwide as a highly effective special education behavior management system for organizations committed to providing high-quality care and services in a respectful and safe environment.

PACE trustee meeting recap: Trustees commend PACE staff for UCC crisis assistance

With PACE’s far-reaching contacts and the infrastructure of Oregon School Public Relations Association colleagues available to call on in the time of need, PACE was able to draw in important partners.

PACE Safety Awards nominations now open

The PACE Safety Awards Program recognizes the individuals and programs who contribute greatly to the success of the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education program.

PACE Trustees promote school safety training, member credit benefit

The Property and Casualty Coverage for Education Trustees gave the green light for a business plan that emphasizes school safety training and learned how members are accessing the 5 percent credit benefit for boundary invasion training.

PACE offers risk management regional trainings

Staff responsible for enacting risk management protocols are encouraged to attend these regional trainings to learn more about the responsibilities of a risk management coordinator, liability issues, property issues, mandatory reporting, fraud, crime, employment, bullying and social media exposures.

PACE provides guidance for members considering using drones

In response to inquiries from members, PACE’s risk management team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the use of drones.

PACE trustee meeting recap: Trustees formulate strategic plan

The PACE Board of Trustees spent much of its July 24 meeting discussing the insurance pool’s three- to five-year strategic direction and goals.

PACE offers ways to help members address new marijuana law

Oregon Ballot Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana for those 21 and older, allowing adults to possess up to 8 ounces of "dried" marijuana and up to four plants.

Trustees approve “Learn and Save Program” incentive

At its May 4, 2015, meeting, the PACE Board of Trustees approved a new “Learn and Save” member benefit program, through which PACE members could potentially receive up to two-percent back on their General Liability premiums.

PACE Day provides members with valuable safety resources

This year’s topics ranged from cyber security to managing crises to eliminating bullying to environmental design.

Keeping schools safe: Lessons gleaned from the 2015 “PACE Day: Safe and Secure Schools”

This year’s topics ranged from cyber security to managing crises to eliminating bullying to environmental design.

PACE Awards recognize two districts, risk management coordinator

The awards highlight significant contributions made in 2014 to the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education program.

April 20-24 is Playground Safety Week

Tips to make children's outdoor play environments safer.

PACE Trustees recommend reappointment of members, hear Evaluation Committee report

At its March 2, 2015, meeting, the PACE Board of Trustees recommended the reappointment of three members and heard a subcommittee report that concludes PACE staff are accomplishing goals.

Results of the 2014 PACE Membership Survey

The survey targeted all 267 PACE member entities from around the state of Oregon, with the purpose of assessing those individual member entities’ perceptions of the services they receive through PACE.

Registration opens for Certified Playground Safety Inspector class

The CPSI course provides participants with the training needed to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.

RFP for Liability, Property and Workers Comp Claims Audit

SDIS and PACE are seeking proposals for 2015 Liability, Property and Workers Compenstation Claims Audit

PACE Member Benefit: New Boundary Invasion Toolkit Checklist

To aid PACE members in their efforts to implement the toolkit and keep students safe, PACE has added a checklist to the Boundary Invasion Toolkit, to help keep track of their progress.

2015 PACE Regional Trainings just around the corner

PACE is sponsoring a series of regional trainings focusing on current hot topics, legal implications and preventive measures.

PACE offers new online claims reporting system

This new offering streamlines claims reporting, and ensures that members will receive timely and complete claims processing from PACE.

PACE Trustee Meeting Recap: Safety Tip Line is New Member Benefit

Review of discussion items at the December 2, 2014, PACE Trustee meeting in Eugene.

Keep your students safe with SafeSchools/SafeColleges Alert

PACE is excited to introduce a new, web-based tip line as part of a partnership with SafeSchools and SafeColleges.

Free legal advice minimizes members’ costs and reduces risk

PACE’s free legal services minimize your costs and reduce risk with money-saving legal advice before a lawsuit is filed.

Trustee meeting recap: PACE finishes fiscal year strong

The major contributing factors during the 2013-14 fiscal year were the low property claims numbers and the improvement in the liability claims trends.

Trustees approve five-percent discount on premiums

Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) trustees unanimously approved a five-percent discount on 2015-2016 General Liability premiums for districts who implement the PACE boundary invasion toolkit by March 2015.

PACE’s new boundary invasion toolkit promotes student safety

Property and Casualty Coverage for Education is continuing to distribute and provide guidance on the Boundary Invasion Toolkit, a new packet of materials designed to identify and prevent sexual contact and misconduct between Oregon school employees and students.

PACE welcomes 150 attendees to annual safety event in Eugene

Of all that was said and shown at the “PACE Day: Safe and Secure Schools” event April 25 in Eugene, perhaps the most sobering was a brief video.

PACE projects 2 percent premium increase for 2014-15

Lower claims through the first 10 months of the fiscal year are expected to translate to premium savings for members.

Local districts, individuals receive PACE Awards

The awards highlight two districts and three individuals who made significant contributions in 2013 to the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education program.

PACE expects lower claims to lead to member savings

A drop in claims this year should translate to a modest single-digit increase in rates for 2014-15. Final calculations have not been made, however.

Low pressure boiler training session offered

The extended property service you need for the equipment you rely on.

PACE is preparing a Boundary Invasion Toolkit

The newly created Boundary Invasion Toolkit is designed to prevent and identify sexual contact between school employees and students.

Preventive steps in winter will help keep insurance rates down

Suggestions from PACE to prevent water-related losses from frozen pipes.

PACE Alert: Avoiding Weather Damage to Buildings

Here are a few items to remember when preparing to reopen/occupy your buildings after this cold spell.

PACE trustees hear about improved outlook

PACE meets member service expectations

Property and Casualty Coverage for Education members appreciate the services they receive from the insurance pool and its staff, with highest ratings going to crisis management, the new PACE website and trainings and workshops.

Districts get ready for another school year with preventive PACE training

Popular sessions include training in CPR, first aid and the use of defibrillators, and student and/or playground supervision.

PACE sets goals for next year and beyond

PACE trustees held a brainstorming session at their regular July meeting to plan goals for 2014.

Register-Guard article tackles issue of arming school personnel

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, PACE changed its insurance requirements "to make schools as safe as possible."

Safety Summit in Hillsboro focuses on school violence

About 200 school officials attended the summit, put on by the Hillsboro School District, to learn about preventing and responding to school violence.

PACE trustees adopt language strengthening coverage document

Language changes in PACE property coverage document will take effect for the next policy renewal.

PACE offers school safety recommendations

PACE encourages members to develop comprehensive school safety plans that address prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

First gathering brings 140-plus to Portland to learn PACE’s ins, outs

Summary of the first PACE Day held in Portland, Oregon.

PACE Trustees work to hold down premiums

An increase in liability claims and significantly higher costs for reinsurance have raised premium cost estimates for the coming year.

Safety is prominent theme of this year’s PACE Day

Overview of the 2013 PACE Day in April.

PACE is financially strong, data-driven

Summary of the Capital Equity Report by Kevin Wick presented to the PACE Board of Trustees.

Free 'Aftermath of Tragedy' resources provided by SafeSchools

In honor of Sandy Hook victims, SafeSchools provides free 'Aftermath of Tragedy' resources to all schools

PACE Trust meeting highlights marketing and members' concerns

The PACE marketing plan was a highlight of the PACE Trust fall quarterly meeting.

2010-11 Annual report shows another strong performance

Highlights from the 2010-11 annual report.