Health & Safety

Thanks for visiting the Princeton Public Schools Health and Safety webpage. My name is Keith Barlage, the Director of Buildings and Grounds. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about the facilities here at the Princeton Public Schools.

Safety Data Sheets

If a new chemical is brought into the school, an SDS must be submitted to Keith Barlage to add to the SDS database.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

The safety of our staff, volunteers, children, families and our communities is our top priority and therefore we want to communicate what our plan is to mitigate this pandemic. Our goal is to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19, and that requires full cooperation among all of us. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our community. 

This preparedness plan identifies and explains district procedures to help mitigate transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in our school community. As restrictions change, District 477# will adjust procedures accordingly but retain the right to implement more stringent measures if issues arise or an outbreak occurs.

Before participating in school and school programs, every child/family must:

  • Review this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and take responsibility to follow its requirements.
  • For summer programs ONLY, review the Princeton Public Schools-Summer 2021 Programming-Overview and confirm you have read and understand your responsibility to do a daily wellness self-screen prior to entering any district building and isolate/quarantine as requested. 

This plan is continuously updated as needed, and follows the state’s applicable executive orders, and current guidance and standards from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If you have questions about the plan, contact the program coordinator for your school or district building.

COVID Operational Plan

See summary of public comments to the Safe Return to In-Person Learning plan here.

Helpful Links

Health and Safety Management Plans

AED Locations in Schools

For questions, please contact:

Keith Barlage

Director of Buildings and Grounds / Safety Committee Chair

Safety Committee Members

Kevin Bakker

Titles: Lead Custodian
Locations: Primary School

Keith Barlage

Titles: Director of Buildings and Grounds / Safety Committee Chair
Locations: District Center

Michelle Czech

Titles: Director of Business Services / Safety Committee Member
Locations: District Center

Denise Jorgensen

Titles: Health and Safety Consultant / Safety Committee Member

Eric Meyers

Titles: Maintenance Engineer
Locations: District Center

Ingeri Milam

Titles: Science Teacher / Safety Committee Member
Locations: High School

Barb Muckenhirn

Titles: Principal
Locations: High School

Laura Pipenhagen

Titles: Secretary / Safety Committee Member
Locations: Intermediate School

Jason Senne

Titles: Director of Human Resources / Head Boys Soccer Coach
Locations: District Center, High School

Nicole Wyganowski

Titles: District School Nurse / Safety Committee Member
Locations: Family Center, District Center