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Message from the Croton-Harmon School District
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

K-12 Alert/Village Alert
From: The Croton-Harmon Board of Education
To: Members of the Croton-Harmon community
Subject: Solicitation for non-parent member of the Health & Safety Committee

Dear Community Member:
As you may be aware, the Board of Education recently adopted a policy and regulation which enables the formation of a district Health and Safety Committee, as required by regulations of the Commissioner of Education of the State of New York. The Committee may have one community member who is not a parent of a Croton-Harmon student.  We are sending this message to seek community members willing to serve on this committee. Please read the below description of the Committee and, if you are interested in participating, submit your name, phone number and/or email address and a description of your qualifications for the role to Kimberlee Johnson, District Clerk, at kimberlee.johnson@chufsd.org  or in writing to her at the District Office, 10 Gerstein Street, no later than Sunday, January 25, 2015. (During times the District Office is closed, submissions can be placed in the mail slot at the entrance.)  The Board will review the materials submitted by those interested in serving, and intends to select the community member of the Committee at its February 5th meeting.
The Committee will be co-chaired by Paul Gibbons, Director of Facilities, Operations & Maintenance; and Susan Dullea, Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics & Wellness. The school nurses from each of CET, PVC and CHHS will also be permanent members. Certain other representatives of district staff are also expected to become members, in addition to parent members from each school and one nonparent community member. In total, the Committee will have up to 18 members, with additional members added during construction projects.
In the future, a community member of the Committee will serve a one-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The community member selected as part of this initial process will serve a shortened term ending June 30, 2015; however, the member will be eligible to be considered for service during the next school year.
The district expects that meetings of the Committee will be held either immediately before or immediately after the school day, and that there would be approximately 3-4 regularly scheduled meetings per year with additional meetings required during construction projects. However, once the Committee is formed, it will be responsible for determining the time and frequency of its meetings. Community members wishing to serve on the Committee should anticipate having to attend meetings that take place during the day.  Under New York Open Meetings Law, anyone participating in meetings of the Committee via telephone does not count toward quorum requirements and is not permitted to vote on any matters requiring a vote.
It is expected that the Committee will have the following responsibilities:
  • Be involved in the investigation and disposition of health and safety complaints.
  • Consult with district officials in completing safety ratings of all occupied school buildings.
  • Monitor safety during school construction projects including periodic meetings to review issues and address complaints related to health and safety or excessive noise resulting from the project.
  • Upon completion of a construction project, conduct a walk-through inspection to ensure the area is ready to be reopened for use.
For more details of the operations of the Committee, please see Policy 8112-R, Health and Safety Committee Regulation, as recently approved by the Board of Education at http://tinyurl.com/lwgeytl.  You may also e-mail any questions to the Board of Education at boe@chufsd.org.
We appreciate your interest in the health and safety of our students and staff.
CROTON-HARMON BOARD OF EDUCATION
Giuseppina Miller, President
Neal Haber, Vice President
Iris Bugliosi
Patrice Davidson
Joshua Diamond
Todd Freebern
Andrea Furey