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Long County schools nutritional staff gets safety training, praise
Long County School Nutrition Safety Training
Georgia School Board Association Risk Control Coordinator David Colvard recently provided a workplace safety training session to the Long County School Systems nutrition staff. - photo by Photo provided by Stephanie Fox

The nutrition staff from the Long County School System recently went through training provided by the Georgia School Board Association.

Risk Control Coordinator David Colvard presented the training to each of the schools’ cafeteria managers, 35 cafeteria workers and district School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox in Ludowici.

Fox set up the training, which focused on workplace safety. Material that was covered included Slips, Trips and Falls; Strains and Sprains; and Cuts and Burns. It also covered how to address specialized incidents such as bomb threats, fires, lockdowns, severe-weather conditions and a person choking.

Colvard said the school district’s decision to add a system safety coordinator demonstrated how important safety is to the superintendent and the Board of Education. That safety coordinator is former Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway.

“Scotty brings a ton of school experience to the position. He is eager to learn and implement effective safety and risk-management best practices,” Colvard said. “In fact, he is already putting in place key pieces of an effective risk-management program. Hats off to Long County.”

Dr. Ricky Brantley, GSBA member advocate for South Georgia, also attended the session and had only praise for the Long County School System.

“Long’s superintendent, Dr. Robert Waters, (Chief Financial Officer) Bridgett Welch, Stephanie Fox and his entire leadership team are to be commended for addressing a critical need in the district,” Brantley said. “It is notable that Dr. Waters is making school safety a priority for Long County this school year.”

The members of the Long County Board of Education are Chairwoman Janet Watford, Vice Chairwoman Julie Dawson, Florence Baggs, Dennis DeLoach and Dr. Carolyn Williamson.

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