Cincinnati-based Scenario Learning's SafeSchools Training named top product four years straight

For the fourth consecutive year, SafeSchools Training, the leading staff training system for K-12 schools, has been named a District Administration Magazine Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product. SafeSchools Training is a product designed by Cincinnati-based Scenario Learning.
Scenario Learning began when Brian Taylor and Greg Estep set out to create a web-based learning management system that could help make schools safer and efficient.
“Not long after the shooting at Columbine High School, Greg Estep and I set out to talking with districts,” Taylor says. “We learned that they had an immediate need for compliance and safety-related training for staff. It was a very costly problem for them.”
This led to the creation of SafeSchools Training. Since that time, the program has helped thousands of districts around the world reduce costs and increase safety through effective staff training. Districts that have most successfully implemented the online training program have realized a 51 percent decrease in the severity of property and liability claims and a 58 percent decrease in workers’ compensation claims, saving hundreds of thousands of educational dollars a year.
“From the outset, we decided that every course would be 100 percent designed for a school worker, so you won’t see any ‘general industry’ content; it’s all designed to meet the unique needs of school employees,” Taylor says.
In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.
“The education industry is poised for great growth,” Taylor says. “Many entrepreneurial companies are offering higher quality solutions at attractive values for the education space.”
In addition to education, the product lines at Scenario Learning have also grown to include a full suite of web-based solutions to help clients with chemical compliance, incident reporting, and accident tracking and investigations.
“We’ve had a terrific 2013, finishing up 45 percent in sales,” Taylor says. “In 2014, we’ll be moving to a new, larger office space, continuing to grow internationally and launching a new major product line.”  
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By Mike Sarason
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