Norwin, fire chiefs OK pact on building access
The chiefs of North Huntingdon's seven volunteer fire departments will get a master key/identification access card to Norwin's school buildings to allow them access in an emergency.
The Norwin School Board approved the agreement with the departments — Circleville, Larimer, Fairmont-Hahntown, Hartford Heights, Shafton, Strawpump and Westmoreland City — on Monday.
Superintendent William Kerr said the district provides the township police department and North Huntingdon EMS/Rescue with access to the buildings in those situations.
The agreement also gives the district the right to disclose personal information from a student's record to the fire department if doing so would protect the health or safety of the student or others.
The two-year agreement can be expanded or modified, but must be reviewed within two years of its Jan. 15 signing.
Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.