School District of Tomahawk custodial staff win safety awards at WASBO conference
For the Tomahawk Leader
AMHERST – School District of Tomahawk custodial staff won the team and individual prizes in the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Safety Room Challenge at the WASBO Custodial and Maintenance Conference at Tomorrow River School District in Amherst on Wednesday, July 20.
WASBO “provides professional development for school business staff, fosters a network of support and advocates for funding that ensures outstanding educational opportunities for all children in Wisconsin,” a post on its Facebook page stated.
The post said teams and individuals competing in the Safety Room Challenge were tasked with identifying and explaining how to resolve hazards staged by Appleton Area School District staff at Amherst Middle School.
“The safety concerns ranged from broken glass on the table to spray paint not properly stored, paint spills and more,” the post stated. “The score was based on the number of accurate answers provided in just four minutes.”
Visenta Goetz, Ken Willet, Joe Rider, Karson Bartz and Arland Wingate won the team challenge, while Dave Gauthier won the individual challenge.
The WASBO Custodial and Maintenance Conference is held in several Wisconsin locations annually and features practical, hands-on knowledge that school personnel can implement in their districts. Additional Custodial and Maintenance Conferences were held in Crivitz on June 22, Cameron on June 29, Holmen on July 13 and Pewaukee on July 27.