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Safe Schools Committee

The Safe Schools Committee meets three times during the school year and as necessary when situations arise. Meeting dates are:

  • September 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm at the District Office
  • January 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm at the District Office
  • April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm. at the District Office – canceled due to COVID-19

Mission Statement:

The Safety Committee is a blend of school personnel and community partners, including first responders.  The committee is charged to periodically review safety and security procedures, emerging trends that may impact schools, and make recommendations to policies and administrative regulations as needed.

Committee Goals:

  • Review safety programs, strategies, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Examine safety and security issues related to the school system and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Explore ways to involve the community in promoting school safety.
  • Regularly review emergency preparedness of the school system.

2019-2020 Committee Members

Aimee VanNice Principal – Washington
Chris Fritsch Superintendent
Dale Primmer Director of Community Justice
Dan Primus District Attorney’s Office
Dave Williams Principal – SMS
Digna Morena Juvenile Detention
Julie Muller PSD Board Member
Karl Farber Oregon State Police
Lance Zaugg School Resource Officer
Lynn Lieuallen PSD Board Member
Michele Madril InterMountain ESD Communications
Michelle Jones PSD Director of Business Services
Ryan Heinrich Nixyaawii Community School
Shawn Penninger Assistant Fire Chief
Stuart Roberts Pendleton City Police
Thyra Lepak Mid Columbia Bus Company
Terry Rowan Umatilla County Sherriff’s Department
Timothy Addleman Tribal Police Department
Troy Jerome PHS – Athletic Director