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Central Valley earns safety award

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Brady Boyd and Director of Athletics and Facilities Jim Humphrey inspect one the district's many emergency defibrillators.

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Brady Boyd and Director of Athletics and Facilities Jim Humphrey inspect one the district’s many emergency defibrillators.

Central Valley School District is one of 133 school districts and BOCES in New York to receive the Utica National Insurance Group’s 2014 School Safety Excellence Award.

Each year, the company recognizes school districts for their efforts as they work to help keep students, staff and visitors safe. Central Valley Athletics and Facilities Director James Humphrey accepted the award and a $500 prize on behalf of the district at Utica National’s 34th annual school safety seminar at the Double Tree Inn, Syracuse, NY.

Although the company insures more than 300 school districts, less than half qualify for the award. The award applauds school districts that go ‘above and beyond’ to provide a safe, healthy and focused culture for learning. It also helps districts focus on a safety program that helps pinpoint potential safety threats before  something happens.

“Jim Humphrey and Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Brady Boyd take their jobs seriously. Their staff does more than empty garbage cans. They make repairs, clear the walks and do untold things behind the scenes to our property that keep our students, staff and visitors safe,” said Superintendent of Schools Cosimo Tangorra.