Keeping our focus

Our buildings are insured through Christian Brothers Insurance, and they came out to look over St. Joseph’s Indian School’s campus. While I always get a little nervous that they might find something that will take lots of effort or funds, I do appreciate having a skilled set of eyes check over what we are doing.

It helps keep our focus on things we might otherwise miss.

Overall the inspector was quite impressed with our facilities, policies and procedures. We have up to date manuals that we follow, and many different kinds of safety training throughout the year, from fire drills,  safe driving courses or how to handle blood when there is an accident. We were commended on having a separate storage building for the chemicals and products that are considered hazardous.  Human Resources had good documentation on staff participation in training, and we didn’t get flagged for any major violations. Kudos to the staff in HR and Facilities that stay on top of all that.

Christian Brother’s also has a magazine and several staff were interviewed for a story that will appear in the February issue. I met for an hour with Cyndi, a staff writer, who also spoke to houseparents and teachers to get an overall impression of the mission and philosophy of St. Joseph’s Indian School. I’ll be interested in seeing her impressions in print.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

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