Fort Worth ISD Continues Wages And Expectations For Employees
More than 11,500 employees of the Fort Worth Independent School District will continue to receive wages as many of them work at home during the Coronavirus public health crisis. The plan, authorized by Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, is in effect through May 29, 2020.
For those who have received premium pay previously, this will end on May 8, 2020, at midnight.
Employees are required to continue to report to work --either remotely from home or at a designated location. That work includes instruction, curriculum development, staff support, maintenance and operations, food distribution, payroll, and business office functions, just to name a few.
“Everyone is contributing toward our team effort to keep students engaged and safe,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner. “We are grateful for this collaborative spirit as we learn new ways of doing our work.”
Each employee is expected to follow the guidance of his or her supervisor. Some may be directed to work at a designated location. Those workers are reminded to practice social distancing and to follow CDC guidelines.
All employees should be available during normal business hours or on a schedule provided by the Superintendent or his designee. If a District employee can’t work, he or she must call in an absence. You can read the entire newly authorized document outlining pay and expectations on the FWISD website. Trustees granted authority to Dr. Scribner at the March 31 Board meeting to implement procedures and to act swiftly in the best interest of the District’s students and employees.
Regular employees whose work calendar ends prior to May 29, 2020, will receive continued compensation to the end of the 2019-20 work calendar for their position.
Qualified substitute employees, who as of March 6, 2020, worked at least 100 days for the 2019-20 school year, will be paid their daily rate through May 28, 2020. This continues to be calculated by adding all the full-day and half-day assignments completed before spring break. Those whose assignments total 100 full days will continue to receive compensation.