Employee FAQ

FAQ

3.16.2020

Southwest Independent School District

Department of Human Resources

Frequently Asked Questions related to current district closure

Full-time exempt staff

Full-time exempt staff include(s) anyone under contract such as teachers, administrators, or any other

contracted staff
.

Q. Will pay be impacted for full-time contracted employees during the designated district

closure dates?

● Pay will not be impacted for full-time contracted employees during the designated

district closure dates.

Q. Will district benefits be impacted during the designated district closure dates?

● Your benefits will not be impacted during the time in which your contract is in effect.

Q. Are employees able to go in to work on a campus during the designated district closure

dates?

● Employees should only work on campus during times designated by the district. Stay in

contact with your direct supervisor regarding when you are to report to campus.

Q. Will we be required to make up the days missed during the district closure?

● All decisions regarding make up of days will be made by district leadership in

consultation with local, state and federal authorities. Please stay in contact with your

direct supervisor, district email, and district announcements for further information.

Non-exempt staff (hourly and salaried)

Non-exempt staff include(s) bus drivers, cafeteria workers, clerical staff, and instructional aides.

Q. Will hourly employees be paid during the district closure dates?

● Pay will not be impacted for non-exempt employees during the designated district

closure dates.

Q. Will district benefits be impacted during the district closure dates?

● Benefits will not be impacted by the current district closure

Are you experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and/or visited an

area impacted by COVID-19?

 

Q. What are the district guidelines for self-quarantine?

If you have visited an area that has been impacted by COVID-19 and/or experience

symptoms consistent with symptoms outlined by the CDC, the district expects you to

self-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon your return to San Antonio. Please contact

the Human Resources Department by email or phone should you have questions and/or

to report your self-quarantine .

Current staff on FMLA and/or underlying health risks to COVID-19

Q. What if I am currently on FMLA?

● If you are currently on FMLA, your leave and job status will not be impacted. Those on

intermittent FMLA should contact the Benefits Department for further guidance in

specific instances when they are not able to fulfill their job responsibilities.

Q. What if I have one of the underlying health risks to COVID-19, what steps is the district

taking to ensure my health once the district re-opens?

● The district will follow all guidelines as set forth by Metro Health, the Texas Education

Agency (TEA) and the CDC to ensure the safety of all employees and students. Staff

seeking accommodations beyond those requirements should seek assistance from the

Benefits Department.

Other

Q. What if the district re-opens prior to my own children’s school and I don’t have access to

childcare?

● Employees will have to make arrangements for childcare or use their leave balance

when regular work days resume.

Q. Will HR/Benefits be open for employee business such as retirements, resignations, and

other requests?

● Yes. Office hours during this time will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Q. CDC is currently recommending 8-20 weeks of quarantine, what is the district’s plan post

March 22nd?

● Southwest ISD is working with local, state and federal officials in determining next steps

beyond March 22, 2020. This page will be updated regularly as information becomes

available.