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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum B: SECTION 1 HOURS OF WORK AND WORK SCHEDULE

1.9 Emergency Closings
  1. Should there be extreme weather conditions causing a “snow day” each employee is expected to arrive at his/her work station as scheduled. Tardiness on such days not to exceed one hour will be permitted without penalty. Tardiness in excess of one 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 hour may be compensated by the employee’s request in writing to the employee’s supervisor to use vacation, personal illness, floating holiday or compensatory time. Employees who choose not to use vacation, personal illness, floating holiday or compensatory time may elect to make up the lost work time as set forth in paragraph 3 below.

  2. 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, clerical 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 to use vacation, personal illness, floating holiday or compensatory time. Employees who choose not to use vacation, personal illness, floating holiday or compensatory time may elect to make up the lost work time as set forth in paragraph 3.

  3. Employees, at their option, may elect to make up work time missed above, unless the school year is extended pursuant to paragraph #4 below, in the following manner:

    1. Employees may make up all of the regularly assigned time which was lost on the days referenced in paragraph number one and two through completion of two weeks after the current school year.

    2. Payment at their regular hourly rate for services will occur in the payroll period in which the missed time occurs. If the make-up 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.

    3. The time set for make-up plus the regular assigned hours cannot exceed 40 hours per week. Make-up time is not subject to the overtime provisions.

    4. Make-up 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.

    5. Duties for the make-up 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.

  4. For employees that work fewer than twelve 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.