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Memorandum of Understanding
Between San Leandro Unified School District
And San Leandro Teachers’ Association
Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency
The San Leandro Unified School District (“District”) and San Leandro Teachers’ Association (“Association”) enter this Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) regarding the issues related to the coronavirus COVID-19 (“coronavirus”).
The parties recognize that staff may need to self-quarantine, become quarantined, and/or the District may need to close a school or schools on an emergency basis to slow the spread of illness arising from the coronavirus during the 2019-20 school year.
While our schools are in session, the parties agree:
1. Unit members who may have been or were potentially exposed to the coronavirus and are required to be quarantined or who self-quarantine while schools in the District are still open shall be placed on paid leave, which shall not be deducted from the member’s sick, personal, or extended illness leave.
2. Unit members who have a doctor’s note indicating a higher risk for serious illness from coronavirus because of age, a serious long-term health problem, or otherwise, shall not be required to report to a worksite.
3. The District will provide hand soap and hand sanitizer for every classroom and bathroom, hand sanitizer stations around every campus [consider defining number per a given number of classrooms], and access to hand sanitizer at each unit member workstation who does not have a traditional classroom.
4. The District will ensure that all sinks (including those located in staff break rooms, all bathrooms, cafeterias/kitchens, classrooms, and janitorial closets) are functioning with hot water and kept stocked with soap and paper towels.
5. The District will ensure that every classroom is cleaned and sanitized daily during the coronavirus outbreak.
6. Districts will comply with Cal-OSHA guidelines.
In the event of continued school closures, the parties agree:
7. Unit members will be notified by email or phone about any school closures, including any decisions to extend school closures once they commence, or the decision to report back to school.
8. Unit members shall not be directed or required to report to their worksite while their worksite is closed to students.
9. Unit members’ compensation and benefits shall not be reduced in the event of an emergency school closure.
10. The District shall submit a “J-13A Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions” waiver to the CDE to mitigate the loss of funding due to lower than normal Average Daily Attendance (“ADA”). If the waiver is denied or the state requires students to make up days for the 2019-20 school year, the parties will negotiate make-up student instructional day(s) up to the number of school closure days.
11. Members will be expected to work remotely, and submit lesson plans and student activities into a Google Drive folder, provided by the District for this purpose. Lessons are intended to be provided as learning opportunities for students, not as requirements. They are not to be graded in such a way as to penalize students. The District shall clearly communicate due dates associated with this expectation.
12. All closed schools will be decontaminated before staff or students return.
13. Unit members negatively impacted by the additional calendar move of spring break shall not be harmed. The District and the Association will work with the bargaining unit member on a case by case basis.
The Association reserves the right to negotiate any additional impacts of school closures in the 2019-20 school year.
This MOU shall expire in full without precedent on June 30, 2020, unless extended by mutual written agreement.