Dear Staff Members,
Last night the school board met to discuss paying staff through the end of the year.
Certified staff including teachers and administrators are under contract and will continue status quo.
The board authorized paying ALL support staff through the end of the school year. Your wages will continue using the average of the previous two weeks worked. This places each of you in an “on call” status. If you are an hourly worker and are one of the few that need to work at school, punch in, so we know you were there. If you are called in to work and are unable to do so, you must take an appropriate leave. Please monitor your email regularly for updates and information.
Our plan is in place. The new “Safer at Home” order doesn’t change much for us here at school.
Teachers - please note that there is an exception in the Safer At Home Order for those who are supporting distance learning - which we all are now. If you can work from home, you must work from home. Please do NOT be in the buildings unnecessarily. You have already developed and delivered two weeks of work so you have done a lot already. Remember, our expectation is that you only develop one week of material at a time starting April 6th. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
Our preferred method of curriculum delivery is electronic. If we are unable to deliver materials electronically, we will be sending mail weekly from the district. If you need to make copies, print from your computer OR if you need to touch the copy machine panel, please use a stylus or wipe it down afterward.
If you are at school, you must maintain social distancing of six feet and abide by the other school safety guidelines set out yesterday by the governor. Limit your time in the building and do not socialize. Follow the safety guidelines put out by the principals. Return home as soon as you are able to do so. You must notify your building principal if you are sick, travel out of the state (beyond Winona), come into contact with someone with coronavirus, or are caring for someone with coronavirus.
Aaron Engel, District Administrator