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The committee meets the last Wednesday of every month - the site is to be determined. For any questions please contact Mr. Aaron Barto, Director of Physical Plant at 355-4814 ext 3006.

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Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

July 28, 2005

A meeting of the District’s Safety Committee was held July 28, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Office conference room.  Those in attendance were:  William Cain, Aaron Barto, Judy Ripka, Betsy Bennett, Pearl Hampton & Patti Hillard.

Aaron read June meeting minutes and no changes were made.  Minutes were approved as read.

Old Business:

1.  Bus fence needs barb wire reinstalled.

2.  Post-Asbestos concerns from Bill Cain about wires hanging down in the hallways and lights installed haphazardly.

Outstanding Work Place Safety Concerns: None

Work Place Safety Concerns: None

New Business:

1.  Security cameras at the high school and how will they be attached because there are no ceilings to attach them to and if they could be mounted on the walls..

2.  Ladders on the stage at Bellefonte Elementary are not secured to the wall and pose a danger. Aaron will check this and make a recommendation.

3.  Aaron stated that he has not yet heard for the Centre County Crisis Committee about scheduled spring desktop training for our District. We are to receive this training sometime soon.

4. Injury/illness reviews. All documented injury reports fit into the category of slips, trips, and falls. The majority of the accidents are not related to conditions that could be changed to prevent future accidents in the same area.

5.  Girls locker room at the high school needs to be checked after the asbestos project to see if the roof leak has been taking care of.

6.  Betsy’s concern about the kids getting off of the bus at Marion-Walker was checked out by Aaron through Tim Miller from a previous meeting and that there was a lack of teachers to use. The suggestion came up about having Teachers Aides posted during bus loading and unloading. Aaron will discuss this with the Superintendent.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 24, 2005 at the High School to check out the post-asbestos conditions @ 9:00 a.m. Meeting adjourned @ 10:00 a.m.

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It is the mission of Bellefonte Area School District to educate all of our students in a learning environment that prepares them to meet life's challenges.