News

The latest news and developments from PACE.

Announcements

New resources to prepare facilities for winter weather available

Winter Weather Preparations

Grant funds to reduce saw injuries for PACE members

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

PACE offers trainings to prepare districts for real-world challenges

PACE offers threat assessment training sessions from August 17-23, 2018, with stops in three cities.

PACE Day delivers more opportunities to learn about school safety

Sessions included limiting athletic liability, preventing sports-related bullying, navigating Title IX, responding to crises and avoiding employment lawsuits.

Playground Safety Center

Tips and resources for keeping playground equipment safe (login required).

Prepare for potential student protests with these PACE resources

In response to events stemming from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, PACE is recording a webinar about “Student Rights Regarding Walkouts and Other Protests.”

PACE plans free webinar Tuesday on student protest rights

In response to events stemming from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, PACE is offering a free webinar about “Student Rights Regarding Walkouts and Other Protests.”

Webinar on assessing safety threats to your schools and campuses

Threat Assessment

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

PACE offers trainings to prepare districts for real-world challenges

PACE offers regional training sessions on March 19, 21 & 22, 2018. Topic will focus on employment practices liability.

NEW Trainings Specialize in Drone Safety

Four-day training on how to operate drones.

RFP for Liability, Property and Workers Comp Claims Audit

SDIS and PACE are seeking proposals for 2018 Liability, Property and Workers Compenstation Claims Audit

Webinar provides 10 tips to avoid winter weather liability

Winter Weather Liability

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 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.

PACE Employment Practices Toolkit is back AGAIN this year!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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.