District earns state-wide school safety recognition award

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District earned Utica National Insurance Group’s top safety award for the district’s work to keep students, staff and visitors safe.

On March 31, the district received the Utica National Insurance Group’s “School Safety Excellence Award” for 2023 at the Titanium with Honors level.

The award program has three levels titanium, platinum and gold in which schools can earn a meritorious distinction by meeting specific criteria to enhance overall safety. Categories covered include bullying prevention programs, playground safety and other areas, measured using specific quantifiable surveys.

F-M is one of at least 165 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the award.

At Utica National’s 41st school safety seminar, F-M officials accepted a certificate to commemorate the district’s safety efforts and a $500 award, which will be used for safety initiatives.

F-M has been a recipient of the top safety award for the last 15 consecutive years.