Large District Efficiently Trains Staff Online
Hartford Public Schools was seeking an easy-to-use system to deliver safety training and manage compliance.
Hartford Public Schools is the largest public school district in Connecticut, with over 20,000 students and 3,000 employees in 46 schools. In 2017, Hartford administrators were seeking a more efficient way to train staff throughout their district. They selected the SafeSchools Online Training System so they could more easily deliver their online safety training and better manage compliance.
"Being a large district, we needed a platform that could easily track completions of our compliance trainings, while also allowing us to create customized trainings specific to our district. The platform also needed to be user friendly for various levels of our staff to use it. We had tried other platforms before but they just didn't offer exactly what we were looking for and left our team having to do a lot of extra work to make sure we were staying compliant," states Rachael Stimpson, Performance Management Specialist.
Before adopting SafeSchools Training, Hartford held large group meetings for trainings, but they felt like they were a waste of valuable time. Plus, only 50% of their staff were taking the mandatory trainings. After using SafeSchools Training for two years, they now have a 97% completion rate with staff completing almost 24,0000 courses! And, staff love being able to take their training online, when it's most convenient for their schedule.
"The SafeSchools Training System is very user friendly and easily allows us to track our compliance rates and notify staff when they need to complete a training. The catalog of available trainings is extensive and fits the needs of our large district perfectly."
Rachael Stimpson, Performance Management Specialist
The biggest benefits Hartford has seen using SafeSchools Training?
- Easily track who still needs to complete their training with reports.
- Hold staff accountable by keeping clear data on which trainings they have taken versus their assignments.
- Assign additional training on an individual basis if there are certain staff members who need training in one area during the year.
In addition, Rachael loves how user friendly the SafeSchools Training system is, "We have a variety of staff with varying levels of technology skills that need to take training. This system is easy to navigate for everyone. As an admin, I also like how easy it is to set up courses and run reports to check our compliance ratings."
Using SafeSchools Training, administrators can now rest assured they are better training employees and managing compliance, which means an even safer district for everyone. Keep up the great work, Rachael and the Hartford team!
"SafeSchools Training is easy to navigate for everyone. As an admin, I like how easy it is to set up courses and run reports to check our compliance ratings."
Performance Management Specialist
Hartford Public Schools, CT