DAILY UPDATE #234 -- 3/24/2021
- NEW ITEMS
- Q and A (Wednesday, March 24, 2021)
Q: I have a suggestion that I want the district leaders to take seriously. For a few years, when school opened, we at the school sites were sent “help” from central office to assist at the site. And it was appreciated. I am suggesting that ALL central office employees be deployed to school sites on April 12 for the week to help us safely open the site. We need all hands on deck. Please seriously consider this.
A: (Answer provided by the district) Yes, Central Office Staff will be deployed to school sites for the weeks of April 12th and April 19th. Principals were asked to submit requests and Central Office staff are being assigned based on those requests. Principals who submitted requests will be notified by e-mail on March 24th (today).
Q: Special education continues to be a mess even more so now as we prepare to return. No one returns phone calls or emails. The office hours have very important questions posed that are basically responded with "it’s a site decision from the administration" or each office hours shares different information. Our cluster liaisons don’t get support or answers and they try their best but get nothing back from their department. There has to be another contact other than Sarah Ott or Ed Baisley, especially if they are not going to communicate with principals. We need straight answers and supports ASAP or we are setting ourselves up for unsafe practices and families having even more ammunition for due process cases. When is enough enough from this department?!
A: (Answer provided by the district) Please email Sarah Ott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone at 619-301-0155. She is answering all principal emails and phone calls. Also there was a Special Education FAQ today (3/24) at 12:00pm.
Q: Will we be receiving updated information regarding the bargaining of other staff returning to campus? It was shared that negotiations were in the process.
A: (Answer provided by the district) The District continues to bargain with each union, and will share agreements as they are reached. OTBS and PARA unions are aware that staff will return on April 5th in order to prepare for students on April 12th.
- HOTLINE FOR AASD MEMBERS – THIS WILL BECOME IMPORTANT AS STAFF RETURNS TO CAMPUS AND STUDENTS RETURN ON APRIL 12
The hotline AASD negotiated with the District is available to all AASD unit members (classified and certificated) who are charged with enforcing the health and safety policies and procedures at the school site. Call the hotline when you need immediate assistance when conflicts arise, clarification is needed, or decisions must be made regarding health and safety matters. Once we have staff and students back on campus, issues may arise where site AASD members don’t have direction or an answer. Call the hotline for help! Put the hotline number in your cell phone so you have it when needed.
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. The hotline is answered by our AASD member, Brian Kenworthy, Operations Specialist who has access to materials and district leadership as necessary.
- 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.