Special Board of Directors’ Meeting
March 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. Board Conference Room, Adams Elementary School
Call to Order:
Board President Karen Friedlein called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. in the Board conference room of Adams Elementary School. Board members present: Onica Ulveling (via telephone), Cindy Johnson, Jennifer Munson, Duane Horsley, and Karen Friedlein. Staff members present: Dr. Casey Berlau, and Gary Bengtson. Others present: Nathan Konz.
Approval of Agenda:
It was moved by Duane Horsley to approve the agenda as presented. Cindy Johnson seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, the motion passed as follows:
Ayes: Onica, Cindy, Jennifer, Duane, Karen Nays: None
Resolution to Pay Staff During School Closure Due to COVID-19:
Jennifer Munson moved to approve the following resolution which she read:
WHEREAS, the Carroll Community School District has decided to temporarily close its operations due to health and safety reasons; and,
WHEREAS, the District has decided that employees who work on a contracted or salaried basis and employees who work on an hourly and/or non-exempt basis will not be able to regularly report to work for the District due to the closure; and,
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the District to pay the District’s contracted or salaried and hourly and/or nonexempt employees while the District is temporarily closed for the safety of District employees, students, and community members; for staff morale; and to ensure that said District employees do not leave employment during the temporary closure.
WHEREAS, if an employee’s work is needed for the continuity of learning and/or District operations during the period of temporary closure, that employee may be required to report for work onsite or from a remote location after receiving reasonable advance notice from the District. The determination of whether an employee may be required to report to report to work will be made at the discretion of the Superintendent or designee.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Superintendent is hereby authorized to place employees who work on a contracted or salaried basis and employees who work on an hourly and/or non-exempt basis on an approved leave for their contracted or assigned days or hours during the initial period of temporary closure and that said employee shall receive their customary and regular pay they would have been entitled to receive absent the closure. If the District’s operations continue to be closed after the initial period of temporary closure, then the Board will reconvene and determine whether the Superintendent will continue to pay employees who work on a contracted or salaried basis and employees who work on an hourly and/or non-exempt basis during the temporary closure.
Cindy Johnson seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, the motion passed as follows:
Ayes: Cindy, Jennifer, Duane, Karen, Onica Nays: None
It was moved by Duane Horsley to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Jennifer Munson seconded the motion. Unanimous approval.
Karen Friedlein, President Gary Bengtson, Board Secretary