Board discusses safety training

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities discussed A.L.I.C.E. training during a meeting Tuesday evening.

A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is a specialized training on crisis response that is an enhancement of the traditional lock down drills, recommended to be changed. It teaches the staff that it is better to do something to counteract an intruder in a crisis situation than do nothing. Some staff already have received training on some of the alternative methods.

The board also passed resolution R-13-25, that allows employees who wish to take health insurance coverage for eligible dependents from the age of 26 through 28 to pay the full difference in board and employee share of premium for coverage, including the dependent versus coverage without the dependent, as allowed by Ohio law.

In other matters, the board:

Passed a resolution to approve the participation in the Special Education Part B-IDEA Grant for the fiscal year of 2013-2014.

Approved the contract with the Clearwater Council of Government effective July through June 2014.