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Safety Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Berryessa Union School District Safety Committee is to identify, evaluate, and take action to mitigate or eliminate safety and health hazards; to oversee and coordinate safety, health, and accident prevention training; to review, evaluate, and take action on other timely safety and health related issues as required.  
Committee Goals for 22/23 School Year
  • Addition of a digital radio frequency for the Maintenance, Grounds, Transportation, and Custodial Departments.  Integration of digital frequency for these radios will include access to the district emergency channel.
  • Update and standardize School Site Evacuation Maps.  These maps will include location of Utility Shut Offs, AED's, Fire Extinguishers, etc.  
  • Review and recommend Emergency Management and Communication Software for implementation as part of our safety protocols.
Safety Committee Participants 
  • Taunya Adams-Bailess, Director of Student Services
  • Tawiah Burroughs, Vice Principal of Sierramont Middle School
  • Tim Alvernaz, Vice Principal of Morrill Middle  School 
  • Gokcen Ceran, Vice Principal of Piedmont Middle School
  • Bettina Strickland, Human Resources Administrative Assistant
  • Catherine Aguilar, Administrative Secretary- Support Services
  • Kris Kamandulis, Loss Control Manager, Santa Clara County Schools' Insurance Group
  • Virginia Pender (Co-Chair), Principal of Ruskin Elementary
  • Dan Norris (Chair), Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
Safety Committee Meeting Dates for 22-23 School Year
  • September 6, 2022
  • October 4, 2022
  • November 1, 2022
  • December 6, 2022
  • January 3, 2023
  • February 2, 2023
  • March 2, 2023
  • April 6, 2023
  • May 4, 2023
* All meeting are scheduled for 1:30pm at the BUSD Corporation Yard Conference Room.