There has been somewhat of a change in Policy at Board level regarding bus cancellations and Alternate Ed schools. We have reported in several communiques since last June, that you won’t be paid if you go in on Bus Cancellation days. Turns out they now want us to show up to these type of facilities, if one can make it safely in. An Article in our Collective Agreement states that one is not to go in to a school upon buses being cancelled and you will subsequently not be paid at the requested school. Things have changed that way and if you now get a call to an Alt school, listen to the recorded instructions on SCARRI from the absent teacher to see if indeed you are still needed to go to the site.
This comes directly from Laura Lee Millard-Smith, the Principal of Alternate Education.