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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

October 26, 2005

A meeting of the Districtís Safety Committee was held October 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the High School Conference room.  Those in attendance were:  William Cain, Aaron Barto, Judy Ripka, Patti Hillard, Georgi Johnson, Mike Frasier, Terry Bandel, Betsy Bennett, & Pearl Hampton.

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

 Old Business: 

  1. Access control systems are all working now.
  1. School Zone flashing signs are now blinking during the correct times at the High School.
  1. Millgate access has been opened up between the school property and the development.

 Outstanding Work Place Safety Concerns: None

Work Place Safety Concerns: Dust collector in Ag shop not working. Maintenance crew unplugged pipe and is no longer a concern.

New Business:

1.  Bomb threats at the high school and middle school this month turned up no evidence of actual bombs and both individuals have been caught. No changes are deemed necessary in how they were handled.

2. Students crossing Bishop Street has always been an issue so the committee brainstormed and came up with the following:

         Borough ordinance on jaywalking needed.

         Proper signage.

         Crossing guards.

         Teacherís liability on bus duty and possible road duty.

         Safety curriculum.

         PA announcements.

         Public Service Announcement with video done by classes.

3. Building Aides cannot be used for crossing guard or bus duties according to the Superintendent.

4. Injury reviews, back strains from improper lifting.

5. Acid cabinet has been purchased for the high school chemistry lab due to insurance demands for proper storage.

6. Pavers at Bellefonte elementary bus loading zone need fixed.

The next meeting is scheduled for November 16, 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.