With snow in the forecast for next week, here are reminders about expectations for staff when there are changes to the school schedule due to snowy/icy road conditions:
When there is a late start due to inclement weather or other emergency, your safety is the first priority. Staff expectations are as follows:
Bus Drivers – follow delayed start schedule
Salaried/Exempt Staff (MEA Members, and Administrators) - Report to work as usual if you can do so safely, however, for MEA members per Article IV, Employee Rights, Section 6, #B, "teacher attendance shall not be required whenever students' attendance is not required due to inclement weather." Unless MEA members miss time with students, they will not need to account for the other time on late start days.
All Other Employees (Paraeducators, Health Room, Dispatch, Mechanic, Grounds, Maintenance, Custodial, Office, Clerical, Specialized Support Positions and Non-Represented staff) - Report to work as usual if you can do so safely; hours not worked are non-paid hours unless taken as vacation, personal leave, comp time, or emergency leave (which is deducted from annual leave). All employees are directed to sign in upon arrival on late start days.
When school is cancelled prior to the start of the school day, again your safety is the first priority. Staff expectations are as follows:
Full-Time (260 day) Employees – Report to work if you can do so safely; hours not worked are non-paid hours unless taken as vacation or personal leave, comp time or emergency leave (which is deducted from annual leave). Please see your collective bargaining agreement/contract for more details.
Employees Working Less than 260 Days (Teachers, Counselors, Specialized Certificated Staff, Health Room, Office/Clerical, Paraeducators, Bus Drivers, Dispatch, and Specialized Support Positions) - Non-paid day (ultimately made up on snow make-up day at the end of the school year).
District Office Support Staff – Report to work if you can do so safely; hours not worked are non-paid hours unless taken as vacation, personal leave, comp time or emergency leave (which is deducted from annual leave) or made up by approved calendar change.
If you have questions about these staff expectations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 804-2530
School Delay/Closure Information
- Robocall, text message and email - Staff can expect to receive an automated phone call and email from Monroe School District if weather will be impacting school schedules. If you have opted-in to receive text-messages (see your building secretary), you will also receive a text message. We send out messaging through a variety of communication channels in order to adequately reach all of our staff district-wide. Please help us by ensuring your contact information is always up to date.
- FlashAlert - You can subscribe to email and text updates through FlashAlert. This is the same notification system that television and radio stations use to get updates about school delays and closures. If you sign up for these alerts, it will be in addition to the notifications the school district sends.
- District website - A message will be posted to the front page of our district website.
- Social media - Messages will be posted to the district Facebook and Twitter pages.
- School schedule hotline - Call 360-804-2950 for updates.
We will not send or post messages if schedules are normal. No news means that schools are open.
A printable reference flyer detailing these expectations can be found here.