MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon Board of Education has announced the appointment of a new risk manager that will be tasked with helping to reduce work-related injuries in the school district.
On Thursday, Mount Vernon Schools Superintendent Kenneth Hamilton announced that they have engaged with Brown & Brown of NY, Inc. to provide risk management consulting and help reduce incidents in the district. Through this engagement, they announced that Jarvis Grantham will officially become the district’s new risk manager.
According to the district, Grantham - a U.S. Navy veteran - will be responsible for reducing workplace accidents through planning and increased training for staff members. In December, he began developing what he determined were the best practices for the district’s safety committee and has been busy assisting staff members with the implementation of recently updated safety policies and procedures in the district.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Grantham to our school district and look forward to his insights as we aim to reduce accidents and injuries and improve the safety of our district overall,” Hamilton said in a statement.
“Bringing in a risk manager is an important investment for the district, one that will reduce costs through a lower number of workers’ compensation claims in the future. In this way, we are ensuring our schools and facilities remain safe and secure for our students, teachers and staff members.”