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, Virtual
  • January 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm at PFD (sub-committee)
  • April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm. at the District Office

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.

2020-2021 Committee Members

Aimee VanNice Principal – Washington
Charles Byram Chief Pendleton Police Department
Chris Fritsch Superintendent
Dale Primmer Director of Community Justice
Dan Primus District Attorney’s Office
Dave Williams Principal – Sunridge Middle School
Digna Morena Juvenile Detention
Emily Smith St. Anthony Hospital
Jim Critchley Chief Pendleton Fire Department
Julie Muller PSD Board Member
Karl Farber Oregon State Police
Lance Zaugg School Resource Officer
Lynn Lieuallen PSD Board Member
Michelle Jones PSD Director of Business Services
Mike Somnis Pendleton High School – Athletic Director
Ryan Heinrich Nixyáawii Community School
Terry Rowan Umatilla County Sherriff’s Department
Thyra Lepak MidCo Bus Company
Timothy Addleman Tribal Police Department
Tony Nelson Pendleton Police Department