The Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD) is grateful to announce a partnership with Prevea Health to provide HSSD classrooms and learning areas with 400 safety bags in its ongoing effort to promote safety and security. In addition to purchasing the drawstring bags and their contents to the school district, Prevea Health staff volunteered time to assemble and deliver the bags to all eight HSSD schools in January.
“Student and staff safety is our top priority,” said HSSD Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “The momentum for this project came from staff feedback and district parents who attended our annual Safety Summit in 2022. To have an engaged community partner like Prevea Health step in and ask, ‘How can we help?’ is incredibly gratifying. Public-private partnerships like this are how schools, students, and communities thrive. We are grateful for the leadership of Dr. Ashok Rai and Josh Gustafson from Prevea to help us move from idea to action.”
District staff were trained on the use and contents of the bags throughout January. Among the items in the bags are a first aid kit, emergency blanket, flashlight, safety whistle, and hand sanitizer.
“Our mission is taking healthcare out of the exam room and into the community,” said Prevea president and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai. “Providing these safety toolkits helps maintain a healthy environment in our schools and we are proud to support that effort. There has always been a strong tie between healthcare and education. We believe there’s no better place to partner than with our public schools.”