ACCEL Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Staff with Comprehensive Safety Training

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:43 am

More than 1,500 staff across all 50 of the network’s charter schools to receive customized online training via the EmployeeSafe Suite

Cincinnati, Ohio (August 13, 2019) — ACCEL Schools has partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, to provide comprehensive safety training across all 50 of its charter schools in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Colorado. Starting in the 2019-20 school year, more than 1,500 staff will receive school-specific training via PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite.

“PublicSchoolWORKS allows us to automate more than 95% of the training we used to have to provide in-person,” said Natalee M. Long, M.Ed., senior vice president of operations at ACCEL Schools. “Switching to an automated system across the board helps us better manage the training process, track and monitor staff progress, and meet the individual needs and requirements of our schools to ensure they are both safe and compliant throughout the year.”

EmployeeSafe provides schools and districts with access to 500+ online safety courses. This includes courses they are required to deploy to employees, including Suicide Prevention, Restraint and Seclusion, and more, as well as courses on other important safety topics, including Slips, Trips, and Falls or Ladder Safety. Once assigned, employees take courses anytime, anywhere they have access to the internet.

“PublicSchoolWORKS provides us with a user-friendly, cost-effective solution,” said Long. “A group of schools that joined the ACCEL Schools network was previously using the program and saving a ton of money on staff training. We wanted all of our schools to reap the same benefits.”

“Every day we work to help schools build their capacity for providing access to quality staff safety training,” said Steve Temming, President of PublicSchoolWORKS. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with ACCEL Schools to implement an effective and sustainable safety training program across their entire network of schools that will help ensure compliance and create safer school environments for their staff and students.”

For more information, contact PublicSchoolWORKS team members at 1-877-779-6757 or

About PublicSchoolWORKS
Since 2000, PublicSchoolWORKS safety compliance management solutions have focused on helping schools easily meet ever-changing compliance requirements, improve staff and student safety, cut costs associated with risk, and reduce administrator and staff time and effort. PublicSchoolWORKS is the only, complete K12 safety compliance management program created by and for schools, and is proud to provide districts with award-winning technology and support recognized by North American educators.