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Message from the Croton-Harmon School District
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

Dear Croton Community Member:
As you may be aware, the Board of Education adopted a policy and regulation which enables the formation of a district Health and Safety Committee, as required by regulations of the Commissioner of Education of the State of New York. The Committee may have one community member who is not a parent of a Croton-Harmon student.~ We are sending this message to seek community members willing to serve on this committee. Please read the below description of the Committee and, if you are interested in participating, submit your name, phone number and email address and a description of your qualifications for the role to Kimberlee Johnson, District Clerk, by writing to her at the District Office, 10 Gerstein Street, no later than Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (During times the District Office is closed, submissions can be placed in the mail slot at the entrance.)~ The Board will review the materials submitted by those interested in serving, and intends to select the community member of the Committee at its June 2nd~meeting.
The Committee is co-chaired by Paul Gibbons, Director of Facilities, Operations & Maintenance; and Thomas Cunningham, Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics & Wellness. The school nurses from each of CET, PVC and CHHS are also ~permanent members. Certain other representatives of district staff are also expected to become members, in addition to parent members from each school and one nonparent community member. In total, the Committee will have up to 18 members, with additional members added during construction projects.
The community member of the Committee will serve a one-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30.~
The district expects that meetings of the Committee will be held either immediately before or immediately after the school day, and that there would be approximately 3-4 regularly scheduled meetings per year with additional meetings required during construction projects. However, once the Committee is formed, it will be responsible for determining the time and frequency of its meetings.~Community members wishing to serve on the Committee should anticipate having to attend meetings that take place during the day.~~Under New York Open Meetings Law, anyone participating in meetings of the Committee via telephone does not count toward quorum requirements and is not permitted to vote on any matters requiring a vote.
It is expected that the Committee will have the following responsibilities:
  • Be involved in the investigation and disposition of health and safety complaints.
  • Consult with district officials in completing safety ratings of all occupied school buildings.
  • Monitor safety during school construction projects including periodic meetings to review issues and address complaints related to health and safety or excessive noise resulting from the project.
  • Upon completion of a construction project, conduct a walk-through inspection to ensure the area is ready to be reopened for use.
For more details of the operations of the Committee, please see Policy 8112-R,Health and Safety Committee Regulation, as recently approved by the Board of Education at~ You may also e-mail any questions to the Co-Chairs Thomas Cunningham ( OR Paul Gibbons (
We appreciate your interest in the health and safety of our students and staff.~
Health and Safety Committee Co-Chairs
Thomas Cunningham
Paul Gibbons