Safe and Healthy Schools Commission

  • Mission Statement

     
    As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the Safe and Healthy Schools Commission is to assist the Trustees on issues relating to the safety and security of schools, which may include prevention/intervention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery.
     

Meetings & Archive

  • The meetings of the Safe and Healthy Schools Commission generally begin at 2:00 p.m.  Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Building, located at 425 East Ninth Street in Reno.  You may submit public comment via email at:SHSCcommittee@washoeschools.net

     

    Upcoming meetings:
     
    • meetings for the 2021-21 School Year will be added soon

     

    Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change; please see the posted agenda for specific information on the meeting calendar page.

     

    To access prior meeting information and minutes, please visit the archive page.

Membership

  • The Safe and Healthy Schools Commission consists of fifteen (15) voting members.
     
     For Committee Openings visit: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/5410 
     

    MEMBER

    CATEGORY

     MEMBER NAME

    TERM ENDS

    A

    Student Representative

     Ivy Batmale

    June 30, 2022

    B

    Parent/Guardian representative

     Amber Joiner

    June 30, 2022

    C

    Parent/Guardian representative

     Leanne McCulley

    June 30, 2023

    D

    Medical/Mental Health professional

     Misty Vaughan Allen, Vice-Chair

    June 30, 2023

    E

    Medical/Mental Health professional

     Natalie Sanchez

    June 30, 2022

    F

    Medical/Mental Health professional

     Alice LeDesma

    June 30, 2021

    G

    Emergency Services representative

     Jim Nadeau

    June 30, 2022

    H

    Emergency Services representative

     Darin Balaam

    June 30, 2023

    I

    Government official/agency representative

     Charlene Bybee

    June 30, 2023

    J

    Government official/agency representative

     Jessica Goicoechea-Parise

    June 30, 2022

    K

    At-Large member

     Peg Samples

    June 30, 2023

    L

    At-Large member

     Coretta Patterson

    June 30, 2022

    M

    At-Large member

     Elizabeth Florez

    June 30, 2023

    N

    At-Large member

     Scott Benton, Chair

    June 30, 2022

    O

    At-Large member

     Lorraine Benuto

    June 30, 2023

     
     
     

Contact Us

  • Dr. Paul LaMarca, Chief Strategies Officer

    Safe and Healthy Schools Commission Staff Liaison

    775-353-6937