Adverse Weather - Adverse Event Protocol

 
POLICY:  ADVERSE WEATHER - ADVERSE EVENT PROTOCOL
 
DATE:  October 26, 2015
 
PURPOSE:  The Providence Public School District (PPSD) recognizes the fact that inclement weather and adverse conditions can affect the PPSD’s ability to open for business and the employee’s ability to get to work. The safety of our employees is paramount.
 
POLICY:  It is the policy of the PPSD to remain open for business to the public where and when appropriate. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be solely responsible for declaring an adverse weather or an adverse event. After making such a determination, the Superintendent or his/her designee shall notify staff accordingly. Unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent or his/her designee, District offices will always remain open and operational.
 
All non-union and union employees who are considered twelve (12) month employees will report to work. Twelve month union employees will report to work in accordance with the language in the appropriate collective bargaining agreements unless otherwise directed by the Superintendent or his/her designee. Employees who are unable to report to their regularly scheduled work location can report to an alternate work site at their supervisor’s discretion.
 
Should an employee elect not to report to work during an adverse weather or an adverse event an employee can discharge accrued leave.