Coweta School Board Approves Employee Pay Throughout Extent of School Closure
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
The Coweta County Board of Education met in a called session through a virtual meeting format on Monday, March 30, to ensure that system employees would continue to receive pay throughout the current school system closure.
The Board voted 7-0 to authorize the Superintendent to pay all permanent, active certified employees and classified hourly at-will employees through the term of the system closure and during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.
The unanimous vote authorized the Superintendent to issue payroll for all permanent, active certified employees and classified hourly at-will employees as needed for each pay period for the duration of the system closure during this fiscal year, based on the goal of keeping the district’s workforce in place.
The Board’s approval included the allocation of additional funds utilizing school system General Fund Reserves, if necessary. Superintendent Steve Barker said that the use of these funds may not be necessary, but could be used as required for normally self-funding operations of the school system such as the After-School Program or the school system nutrition program.
The Coweta County Board of Education met virtually for their 1:00 p.m. called meeting, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health event. All seven board members participated in the meeting through a Google Hangout platform, and citizens who wished to have live public access to the meeting could do so by using a published phone and pin number through Google Hangouts Meet. It was the first such virtual meeting held by the board.