Safety Council

  • Pittsford School District considers the health, safety and welfare of students and staff of primary importance. To ensure the safest and healthiest environment in our schools, we have established a comprehensive plan and program that meets Federal, State, and County guidelines. The health and safety program is coordinated by the District Health and Safety Council. It is a representative group of school and community experts whose purpose is to identify, target, and monitor health and safety related issues. The goal is to provide for the safest and healthiest environment possible for the staff, students, parents, and visitors in all our school facilities. 

    If you would like to report an incident or health/safety concern, these reporting forms are available to you:

    • Incident Reporting Form

      The forms listed on the right should be used for reporting allegations of discrimination and harassment. As with any urgent or emergency event, it's always best to call police authorities at 911.
       
    • Health and Safety Form

      If you have identified a health and/or safety concern on school grounds, please complete the form on the right below and submit it to your principal or supervisor.

    The Council functions are to:

    • Act in an advisory role to the Superintendent of Schools
    • Examine all health and safety issues referred to the committee by the Board of Education, Superintendent, staff members, students, and community members
    • Determine the appropriate steps or action necessary to respond to health and safety issues
    • Act within the parameters established by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools to make recommendations where necessary
    • Recommend health and safety related additions and deletions to the budget when necessary
    • Communicate the results of any actions taken to the appropriate parties
    • Act in a timely manner
    • Be prepared to respond to emergencies that may arise

Safety Council Members

  • Patricia Vaughan-Brogan, Director of Student Services/Chairperson
    Nancy Wayman, Director of Communication
    Jeffrey Beardsley, Director of Operations, Maintenance & Security
    Kathleen Herrick, Director of Transportation
    Elizabeth Carpenter, Human Resources Representative
    Laura Hefner, Pittsford District Administrators Association (PDAA)
    Michael Falzoi, Pittsford District Administrators Association (PDAA)
    Richard Albano, Pittsford District Administrators Association (PDAA)
    Teresa Lattuca, School Nurse/Standards (PDTA)
    Emily Natoli-Burns, Pittsford District Teachers Association (PDTA)
    Kathleen Kirwan, Pittsford District Teachers Association (PDTA)
    Caitlin Ullock, Pittsford District Teachers Association (PDTA)
    Karen Wilson, Pittsford District Teachers Association (PDTA)
    Laura Penkitis, Pittsford Educational Office Professionals (PEOP)
    Joan Reynolds, Pittsford Educational Office Professionals (PEOP)
    Ann Binstock, Parent Representative (PTSA)
    Gina Plattos, Parent Representative (PTSA)
    Kelly Cline, Town of Pittsford Fire Marshal
    Kelly Wasson, BOCES Health and Safety
    Tricia Koehn, Secretary to Director of Student Services, note taker 

See Something, Say Something

  • The District has adopted the Department of Homeland Security's "See Something, Say Something" campaign which engages the public in protecting communities through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.

    The Department of Homeland Security's "See Something, Say Something" website provides this insight on how to integrate "See Something, Say Something" into our daily lives:

    “There can be moments in our day that cause us to pause and ask, ‘Is this typical of my every day?’ If it’s not, speak up. Don't be afraid to say something if you see something that doesn't seem right. Whether you are on your way to work, walking in your neighborhood, or out and about in your community, remember: We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. Remember to stay vigilant and say something when you see signs of suspicious activity.”

    If necessary, please contact local law enforcement by dailing 911 to report suspicious activity and describe specifically what was observed including when it occurred, where it occurred and why it was suspicious.

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