A bucket full of preparation

By Roger Cowan

Yorktown News-View

In an effort to better equip teachers and staff in the event of an emergency, Yorktown ISD is currently stocking what Superintendent Chad Gee has labeled “Safety Buckets.”

The buckets, which will be placed in every classroom, will be stocked items such as tourniquets, gauze, gloves, water, snacks, and other emergency items. Michael Afflerbach from WadeCo Specialties delivered 85 buckets and lids, while Jody Hall presented two cases of surgical gloves on behalf of Cuero Hospital’s CHAMPS Committee. 

The stocking and distribution of the buckets is part of the YISD “Stop the Bleed” emergency response program. With help from contacta made by Mary Romans and Tiffany Burt as well as other staff, the buckets will be ready soon and every classroom will be prepared by the start of the coming school year.

YISD is currently seeking monetary donations from the community to assist in funding this particular project. Donations are tax deductible, and more information can be obtained by contacting the administration at 361-564-2252 or stopping by the administration building. 

Just one part of a multi-faceted approach to prevent or respond to both natural and man-made events, the YISD staff has continually worked towards the ultimate in preparedness with regards to the safety, security, and well being of staff and students alike. The News-View staff applauds Super intendent Gee and the YISD staff for these proactive measures.

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