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 18/19 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 
  • Jill Tamashiro, Director of Student Services
  • Maria Smith, Vice Principal of Sierramont Middle School
  • Anthony Alberts, Vice Principal of Morrill Middle  School 
  • Gokcen Ceran, Vice Principal of Piedmont Middle School
  • Dan Norris, Maintenance Supervisor 
  • Esmeralda Torres, Administrative Secretary- Support Services
  • Kris Kamandulis, Loss Control Manager, Santa Clara County Schools' Insurance Group
  • Virginia Pender (Co-Chair), Principal of Ruskin Elementary
  • Miguel Cruz (Chair), Director of Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
Safety Committee Meeting Dates for 18/19 School Year
  • September 4, 2018 1:30pm at BUSD Corporation Yard
  • October 2, 2018 1:30pm at BUSD District Office 
  • November 6, 2018 1:30pm at Piedmont Middle School
  • December 4, 2018 1:30pm at Ruskin Elementary 
  • January 8, 2019 1:30pm at Sierrramont Middle School
  • February 5, 2019 1:30pm at Morrill Middle School
  • March 5, 2019 1:30pm at BUSD Corporation Yard
  • April 2, 2019 1:30pm at BUSD District Office 
  • May 7, 2019 1:30pm at Piedmont Middle School