Royse City Independent School District in Texas is home to almost 5,500 students and 800 employees in 9 schools. With other curriculum demands, district administrators found it challenging to find time to train staff on important safety and security topics. To motivate employees, administrators developed a new program that allows staff to earn badges and certificates upon completion of their training assignments in the SafeSchools Online Training System.
Royse Staff can earn up to four badges- CPR, Medical, Safety, and Security, by taking a variety of SafeSchools Training and district policy courses. To earn the CPR badge, employees must take two courses for a total of six hours of training. The Medical badge entails 15 courses for 3.65 hours of training. The Safety badge is 13 courses for 4.25 hours and the Security badge is 10 courses for 4.6 hours. Staff members that earn awards are also invited to a Board meeting to be recognized as well.
The results? Staff members have completed almost 23,000 safety courses in SafeSchools Training since implementing the program in 2016!
Now the district can rest assured it is meeting required training mandates and creating a safer learning environment for all staff and students. Keep up the great work, Royse City!