DAILY UPDATE #159 -- 11/09/2020
- NEW ITEMS
- PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL NOT BE A DAILY UPDATE PRODUCED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, DUE TO STAFF UNAVAILABILITY, AND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, DUE TO THE VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY. THE DAILY UPDATE WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12.
- VETERAN’S DAY – NOVEMBER 11
In observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11, the AASD staff will be “off-line” and will resume work on November 12. We sincerely hope that all of you take time on this day to thank a Veteran and also enjoy a day with family and in reflection.
- CLARIFICATION - QUESTIONS REGARDING PPI DAYS AND VACATION DAYS
The following information was shared by AASD in the November 5 Weekly Update and there are some clarifying changes below in BOLD. Thank you to Judy Wind-Walker, our AASD member and Payroll Supervisor, for alerting AASD to an error in our communication:
Several members have asked for clarification regarding PPI days and vacation days in terms of balances and when balances must be reduced.
PPI Days – All AASD-represented employees receive four (4) PPI days annually. PPI stands for Personal and Professional Improvement and may be used for ANY reason. Notification must be made in advance to the member’s supervisor. Under normal circumstances (per the AASD collective bargaining agreement) a member may have up to 12 PPI days on the books at any one time. Four (4) PPI days are earned each July 1. So an example is that as on June 30 of any year, a member can have eight (8) days on the books and then earn four (4) more days on July 1. However, by the next July 1, the member must have used at least four (4) days leaving a carryover balance of eight (8) days. When a member leaves the AASD unit (promotes, demotes, terminates, retires, etc.) the PPI days are not paid out. Any days on the books are forfeited. Therefore, it is always advantageous to the member to use the days. Those AASD members who are retiring in December must use the PPI days prior to their date of retirement or the days will be forfeited.
AASD negotiated an exception due to the COVID school closures, reopening, etc. as it was difficult for members to be able to reduce the balances and use the PPI days. Therefore, all AASD-represented members have until June 30, 2022 to reduce PPI balances to eight (8) days.
Also, in tradeoff for principals and vice principals being required to work during their 2020 Spring Break, every principal and vice principal automatically earned three (3) additional PPI days.
Additionally, year-round principals and vice principals were required to work during their April “off calendar” time and also automatically earned three (3) more PPI days.
Vacation Leave – Vacation leave is earned by all AASD-represented classified managers/supervisors and by central office certificated managers. Under normal circumstances, annually each member is required to reduce their vacation balance below 328 hours by mid-August.
AASD negotiated an exception due to the COVID school closures, reopening, etc. as it was difficult for members to be able to reduce the balances and use the vacation time. AASD negotiated that members have until August 2023 to reduce balances below 328 hours.
When a member leaves the AASD unit (promotes, demotes, terminates, retires, etc.) the PPI vacation days are paid out.
When an AASD member leaves the AASD unit (promotes, demotes, terminates, retires, etc.) any vacation days are paid out (unless the member is moving to another position in the district that is eligible to earn vacation. If so, the vacation days stay on the books).
Summary -- Being able to extend the cap for both PPI Days and Vacation Leave means that all AASD members will need to work within their calendars and in conjunction with their supervisors to ensure that they use PPI days and vacation days to reduce balances prior to the deadlines above. AASD understands that at this time that sounds like an impossible task due to workload and prep for reopening schools through the various phases. Just be aware of the expectation.
- DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
The following communication was sent to principals on November 6:
- MULTILINGUAL PARENT LEARNING SESSIONS
- Families can learn about “The Basics” Navigating Online Learning from Home. Based on the authors of The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents, Rosalinda Wisemann, Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie.
- Join us on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Here is the Link.
- Please share with families!
- FOOD SERVICES: FOOD BOXES AT SELECT CURBSIDE GRAB N’ GO MEAL LOCATIONS
- Here is next week’s Extra Grocery Item Schedule for Week of 11/9-11/13 from Feeding San Diego, the San Diego Food Bank and the USDA that contains shelf-stable grocery items, or fresh produce, or a mix of both.
- Please share this information with your school families. Boxes are limited in quantity and families are encouraged to arrive early in the distribution time (12p.m.-2p.m).
- FOOD SERVICES: ALL DISTRIBUTION SITES CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
- In honor of Veteran’s Day, all Food Distribution sites will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th.
- Extra meals will be provided to each child on Monday 11/9 and Tuesday 11/10 to cover the meals they would regularly receive on that Wednesday.
- Please help share this information with your school families!
- AASD/DISTRICT "HOTLINE" INFORMATION
The hotline established with the District is available to AASD unit members and other management who are charged with enforcing the health and safety policies and procedures. Call the hotline when you need immediate assistance when conflicts arise, clarification is needed, or decisions must be made regarding health and safety matters.
This hotline is for ALL AASD represented members, both classified and certificated. The hotline phone number is (619) 981-0760. The hotline is available on all District workdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the rare event that a message must be left, all calls will be returned promptly, within the same day.
- SPECIAL GRATITUDE
If an AASD member has a department or individual that deserves special recognition during this time of crisis, please use the link below for reporting issues/questions/concerns/gratitude to show your gratitude for the department or individual. AASD will publish that special thanks in our next Daily Update.
- AASD OFFICE CLOSURE
AASD will be sending out a Daily Update, Monday-Friday, throughout the return to instruction/school reopening period. The Weekly Update will continue as usual on Thursdays with the typical news and information for AASD members. The AASD Office continues to remain closed. AASD staff are working remotely and can be reached via the contact information at the end of this Update.
AASD has created a Google Form for AASD Members to report issues, questions or concerns regarding work-related issues, COVID-19, return to instruction and school reopening. AASD will provide answers to issues, questions or concerns submitted as answers become available. You may also share your gratitude for another AASD member, district personnel, etc., via the same link.
The link to share issues/questions/concerns/gratitude is:
Please do not share this link outside of AASD membership (classified and certificated management/supervisors). The link will be active until this crisis is over.
NOTE: All previous AASD Daily Updates and Weekly Updates are located on the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org if you need to refer back to them for information.
- DISTRICT WEBSITE
For your convenience, the District has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions. To access that list, click the link https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/staff-info
- AASD CONTACT INFORMATION
Executive Director, Donis Coronel -- email@example.com 619-813-8792
Office Manager, Linda Crout-Hamel -- firstname.lastname@example.org 619-861-2701
Office Clerk, Jim Costello -- email@example.com
Please keep informed via the District’s website www.sandi.net, Daily Updates from AASD and via the AASD Website www.aasdcs.org.