June 1, 2020
PFSP members who are eligible for the PPS Work Share program are working a reduced schedule. A reduced schedule means you are not expected to work during the time you have reduced hours. All eligible employees will have their schedules reduced by 20% per week. If you typically work 5 days a week, this means you will most likely not work on Fridays.
Your weekly hours will be reduced by 20%, and your workload necessarily will be reduced. Please work with your supervisor on questions about how this reduction will affect your workload.
Work expectations and compensation are adjusted accordingly.
PFSP members who are not eligible for the PPS Work Share program continue working their full hours and should discuss their schedule with their supervisor.
Updated: May 20, 2020
Expectations for Paraeducators, Educational Assistants, and Clerical staff (192, 202, 210, 225)
Work hours: Will vary. Work Share eligible employees may be asked to work up to their new reduced hours. Employees who are ineligible for the Work Share program may be asked to work up to their regularly scheduled hours.
PPS-HD expectations: Participate in Google Classrooms with teachers when they are providing direct instruction. EAs and Paras will not provide direct or individual instruction to students, but will participate in the Google Classroom sessions to observe content and learning needs in order to support teachers in planning and differentiation.
Collaboration and planning with teachers: Work with teachers on differentiating activities to meet individual student needs.
Student contact through Remind: As requested by the classroom teachers or school leaders, connect with students and families to identify resource, learning, and SEL needs.
*****Paras are not to communicate directly with families.
*****Personal phones should not be used to contact families.
Device Needs: Devices are available to all PFSP staff and can be picked up at the BESC, Monday & Thursday, 9:00-1:00 in the L1 parking garage located on Larabee Ave.
Examples of work PFSP Classified staff may engage in:
- (Paras and EAs) When possible collaborate with the teacher prior to lesson delivery so adjustments can be made for the student prior to instruction
- (Paras and EAs) With the teacher, determine what and how much the student can learn aligned to IEP goals.
- (Paras) Attend and complete all assigned professional development provided (for Classified Employees) by Columbia Regional Program or the Special Education department.
- (Principal’s Secretaries) Check and process mail, every other week.
- (Princ Secy’s and Bkkprs) Accounts payable duties.
- (All Classified staff) Support Principals and other school staff on related needs.
- (All Classified staff) Attend virtual meetings, such as staff meetings, if pertaining to Classified staff.
March 20, 2020
As previously communicated, employees who are able to work remotely are expected to do so and need to discuss with their supervisors what work expectations will be. Expectations will vary greatly depending on your role and the circumstances of this unusual closure.
With the technology that allows remote access, Google hangout meetings, and collaboration, core functions and essential services are expected to be maintained as much as is reasonably possible throughout the closure.
You will be paid for your regularly scheduled days and hours of work regardless of whether you are asked to report to work. If you have been asked to work and have been provided the necessary tools to do so (such as a laptop and VPN) but are unable to work for personal reasons, you should use appropriate leave.
If you had a previously scheduled vacation or personal time, you should continue to use vacation or personal leave for days that you are on vacation and not working. Because of closures and guidance at the district and nationwide, we understand that employees may need to change prior plans. Please work with your supervisor on any questions regarding time off or sick leave.
Your health benefits will be maintained as per usual through this closure.