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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 13 BILINGUAL RESOURCE SPECIALISTS

13.9 Snow Days or Emergency Situations

Should there be extreme weather conditions causing a “snow day,” each Bilingual Resource Specialist is expected to arrive at his work site as scheduled. Tardiness on such days not to exceed one (1) hour will be permitted without penalty. Tardiness in excess of one (1) hour will result in the employee losing pay for the period of tardiness in excess of the first hour.

Tardiness or absence from work for a period in excess of one (1) hour may be compensated by the employee’s request in writing to the supervisor or his/her designee to use personal illness leave (12-month BRS may also elect to use floating holiday and/or vacation time). Employees who choose not to use such time may elect to make up the lost work time as set forth below.

Should there be an emergency situation caused by a power failure, water main break, or other extreme condition causing a school or group of schools to be closed, employees affected may elect to be absent on such day. Such absence may be compensated by the employee’s request in writing to the Supervisor or his/her designee to use personal illness time or compensatory time (12-month BRS may also use floating holiday and/or vacation time). Employees who choose not to use such time may elect to make up the lost work time as set forth below.

Employees, at their option, may elect to make up work time missed above, unless the school year is extended in the following manner:

Employees may make up all of the regularly assigned time which was lost on the days referenced in paragraph a. or b. through completion of the current school year.

Payment at their regular hourly rate for services will occur in the payroll period in which the missed time occurs. If the makeup time is not completed by the end of the school year, a pay dock will occur for the balance of the hours not completed on the last pay date in June of the school year in which the snow/emergency day occurred.

The time set for makeup plus the regular assigned hours cannot exceed forty (40) hours per week.

Makeup hours (i.e. moving from part-time to full-time status) cannot be used to qualify for benefits (except for sick leave) eligibility, nor will the loss of hours for the reasons referenced herein cause the loss of benefits.

Duties for the makeup time will include staff development/training opportunities offered by the District, or, at the employee’s option and with the approval of the employee’s supervisor, work traditionally assigned by the supervisor.

For employees that work fewer than twelve (12) months, if it is necessary to extend the school year to qualify for State aid then the regularly scheduled hours must be made up during the extended school year.