Indiana Insurance Plans Four School Safety Seminars in Illinois

April 10, 2008

Indiana Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Agency Markets regional company, recently announced that it is hosting four Safer Schools Seminars in Illinois during April.

Designed for superintendents, principals, resource officers, and risk managers, these free, half-day seminars inform school officials on how to improve security, prevent educator sexual misconduct, and create safer learning environments. The Safer Schools Seminars run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the following venues:

• Monday, April 21st, DePaul University, Naperville Campus, Naperville;
• Tuesday, April 22nd, Embassy Suites Hotel/Conference Center, East Peoria;
• Wednesday, April 23rd, Richland Community College, Decatur, and,
• Thursday, April 24th, Holiday Inn Hotel/Conference Center, Carbondale.

Recurring school violence and cases of educator sexual misconduct are crimes that are at the forefront of concern for educators, law enforcement, parents, and students, according to Indiana Insurance’s written release. The Safer Schools Seminars’ presentations will provide attendees with information to help lessen the risk of these crimes occurring on school grounds.

Steve Munro, loss prevention manager for Indiana Insurance and who oversees safer school consulting services for more than 1,700 Indiana Insurance school clients, will address Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, which encompasses natural surveillance, territorial reinforcement, access and visitor controls, security cameras, weapons of opportunity, and transportation security.

According to data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, approximately four million students are injured at school each year. Injuries are most likely to occur on playgrounds, athletic fields, in gymnasiums, and 7 percent of injuries occur during shop classes. The most frequent cause of school-associated injuries resulting in hospitalization is falls.

Indiana Insurance offers property and casualty products, including a comprehensive set of personal and commercial coverage, distributed only through appointed independent agents. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Indiana Insurance provides insurance in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Source: Indiana Insurance

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