NREVSD’s First Ever Safety Training Day Proclaimed a Success

While students in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District had the day off Sept. 27, teachers and other district employees showed up at the district’s main campus to participate in a safety-focused professional development day.

It was a unique experience for the district employees. We are very fortunate that the school board has designated a day for our staff to participate in comprehensive safety training, said Superintendent Tracey Miller.

“What we tried to do was provide all of our staff with a training day that would be relevant regardless of their role in the district,” he said. “At the end of the day, a teacher may have come away with a different perspective than a bus driver, for example, but that’s okay. We wanted everyone to have the same basic training to start with.

As part of the first District Safety Day, NREVSD staff participated in:

An active fire exercise.

First aid training in the event of a traumatic incident.

Street Smart Ohio session focused on current drug and slang trends.

And a session on how to identify sexual predators and grooming behaviors.

A safety training day was planned for last school year but was delayed for a year due to the pandemic.

“We are pleased to have finally had the opportunity to offer this important professional development opportunity to all of our staff,” said Mr. Miller. “Preparing for the safety training day required a lot of work and the involvement of many. We express our gratitude to our staff and local law enforcement and emergency medical workers who assisted with the planning and presentations/exercises. Thank you to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Pierce Township Police and Fire/EMS, Monroe Township Fire and New Richmond Police and Fire/EMS for your support in planning and delivering of this important training day.

“We look forward to next year’s Safety Training Day, when we expand on the lessons learned on Monday.”

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