Safety Advisory Council Application

  • The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District values the perspective, expertise and input we receive from our community in the best interest of all our schools. This community of staff, students, families and community members provide insights and teamwork to ensure our schools are a community effort.  

    To involve our community, the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District is creating a Safety Advisory Council, which will include representatives from district staff, students and families, community members, and first responders who are interested in the work that promotes safety in our schools and support departments. The Safety Advisory Council serves as a recommending unit of Safety and Security.  

    As you consider serving on our Safety Advisory Council, we’d like you to know our core beliefs and the scope.  

    Thank you for your interest in our District’s work on our new Safety Advisory Council.  

    Dr. Thu H. Ament  

    Deputy Superintendent  

    Our Beliefs: The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District believes that every student deserves the  opportunity to attend our schools, to feel safe and to learn – without the fear of harassment, intimidation or bullying – no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status or ability. We are committed to ensuring that our learning environments are a place where everyone, students and staff alike, are welcomed with a sense of belonging and  safety.  

    Our Tasks: The work of this Safety Advisory Council will involve examining issues relating to  providing our students and staff with safe environments, which ensure preparedness for emergency  events, as well as assessing data from the day to day operations of our schools and departments that promote and maintain safe environments.  

    Our Timeline: The membership timeline for individuals serving on the Advisory Council will run  from October 2023 through June 2024.

    Our Work: The District intends for the Safety Advisory Council to review data that pertains to  safety. Members selected for this group will have the opportunity to reapply for future evolving  Safety Advisory Councils.

    Application Deadline: Please complete and submit this application form to Charmaine Abram  on or before 5 p.m. on August 31, 2023. You can contact Charmaine Abram via email at or call her at (253) 891-6080. 

    Applications will be reviewed by the Deputy Superintendent and Community Engagement Office for the  purpose of selecting Safety Advisory Council members. Information on applications will be regarded as  personal and confidential.  

    Applicants will be notified about the status of their role with the Safety Advisory Council by email or phone  no later than October 7, 2023.