Postville Schools Recognized for Commitment to Safety

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L to R: Nolan Grimm, Jester Insurance; Patti Schroeder, Finance Support Director, IASB; Tim Dugger, Superintendent (shared), Postville and North Winneshiek Community Schools; Dale Anderson, EMC; Mark Lovelace; Agent, A&J Petersburg Agency.

Postville Schools was recently presented with an award for its commitment to safe working environments. The award further recognizes the district for its collaboration with EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) to prevent employee injuries and to control workers’ compensation expenses.

Representatives from EMC, the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) and Jester Insurance Services presented the award to district officials.

“The Postville School employees have done an excellent job with safe work habits. We are proud to have the lowest workers’ compensation loss ratio in the state for the previous 10-year period.  Postville also boasts an experience mod. of .71 which is 5th lowest in the state over the past 3 years.” commented Superintendent Dugger.

Postville Schools is part of the IASB Safety Group Insurance Program, which provides more than 320 Iowa schools, area education agencies and community colleges with a comprehensive and competitive insurance program.

About the Safety Group Insurance Program

IASB has supported the Safety Group Insurance Program for more than 40 years to provide members with an excellent property and casualty insurance program. EMC Insurance Companies provides the property and casualty insurance and Jester Insurance Services is the managing agent. Both EMC and Jester have been part of the Safety Group since it was developed, providing first class coverage, loss control service and handling member property and casualty claims. Expansions and improvements are continuously made to meet the ever-changing needs of members and keep pace with educational changes, laws and regulations.