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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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BELLEFONTE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2005

A meeting of the District’s Safety Committee was held September 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the High School Faculty lunch room.  Those in attendance were:  William Cain, Aaron Barto, Judy Ripka, Patti Hillard, & Georgi Johnson.

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

Old Business:

1. Girls’ locker room ceiling umbrella still has not been installed.

2. Desk top crisis training with Randy Rockey will be scheduled as he wants agencies to practice their emergency plans.

Outstanding Work Place Safety Concerns: None

Work Place Safety Concerns: None

New Business:

1.  The issue about a sidewalk being installed from Millgate development to Benner Elementary school for students to use to walk to school was brought before the committee. The area of Route 550 is labeled a dangerous area and therefore students cannot walk to school and must be driven. Aaron will investigate.

2. Combination locks on custodial and garage areas need to be installed to allow authorized staff to pass while prohibiting students from entering/exiting through these areas.

3. Access control systems on Elementary schools are still not all functional, and Aaron has been working with two companies to try to get the systems working properly.

4. Injury reviews, any injuries fall within the category of slips, trips, and falls.

5. The school zone flashing signs are not warning drivers for the correct times of the day. Aaron will contact the borough to have them change the times to: 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

6. The committee also suggested the possibility of building aides also doing duty as crossing guards and also for bus duty in mornings and evenings. Aaron will check on this.

The next meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at a location to be determined. Meeting adjourned @ 3:00 p.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.