Current update concerning the Coronavirus:
The current situation with schools and businesses closing is a new normal and an idea we have to embrace until we are allowed to reopen and resume our lives. Decisions have not been easy and in times like this we are finding we are making decisions that are not normal to our daily life. This is a difficult time mentally and financially for our employees and to relieve some of that stress the Lewis Cass School board met this evening, Wednesday March 25, 2020, to create a resolution to help relieve that burden. Effective March 25, 2020:
- All 260 day employees will be paid their regular base pay up to forty (40) hours per week,
- All full-time and part-time employees will be paid their regular base pay and regular hours worked for the dates March 16-20, 2020 and resume pay starting April 6, 2020.
Employee Rights Poster
Lewis Cass Schools does reserve the right to call an employee to work if needed. If you are called to work you will be unable to receive additional pay for your hours worked. The work will be job assigned and will not exceed regular base pay and regular hours worked. However, if you work beyond your normal hours you will be paid for the hours worked beyond your regular hours. If you are called to work and you do not work per the request of your supervisor, you will not be paid from that day forward unless you meet one of the following criteria and the employee must provide documentation:
Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19;
Has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19;
- Is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis;
- Is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2);
- Is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons; or
- Is experiencing any other substantially-similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Please remember that the Coronavirus is a deadly virus and the decision to keep our kids safe is our highest priority. The state and federal governments are making decisions and we are constantly changing how we educate and assist our students as well as our employees. There are still a lot of unknowns at this point, but our highest priority is to keep our kids safe and educate them to the best of our ability. The willingness to be flexible is the only choice we have right now and appreciate your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of your Spring Break.