COVID19: OSD Staff Information
Dear OSD Staff,
Oxnard School District and the rest of the schools districts in the Ventura County, have decided to close all of our schools beginning Monday, March 16. OSD schools will be closed through Friday, May 1, 2020. We hope to reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time. We will continue to update families about our plans.
As a reminder to all staff, working remotely means you are available during your normal work hours. In addition, please know that you may be called into work at any time. As we are all getting paid while working remotely, should you not be available, you will need to enter your absence into the Frontline system.
COVID-19 InfoLine (805) 385-1506
The Oxnard School District is providing a "COVID19 InfoLine" phone number for parents, teachers, and staff to dial to hear the latest news and information related to schools and the district regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The COVID19 InfoLine is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
FAQ’s for OSD Employees
- Are any employees required to report to work during District closure?
All staff is working remotely unless advised otherwise by your immediate supervisor. You may be called into work at any time by your immediate supervisor.
- Must all employees be available for work during District closure?
Yes. All employees are deemed on-call during District closure in order to be eligible to be in paid status during the closure. As the need arises, District administration may recall employees to duty to perform essential services, as deemed necessary.
[Under California Government Code 31000-3109, all public employees in California employed by any county, state agency or public district are considered to be disaster service workers. As such, all contracted certificated and regular classified employees need to remain available, and on-call in order to be paid.]
- What if my supervisor requests that I report to work, but I do not have child care due to county wide school closures?
You should notify your supervisor that you will need to stay home. You will not be penalized for taking personal sick time off for daycare purposes.
- What will my compensation be during the District closure?
Employees who were otherwise available for work during the planned designated closure period, will be eligible for “emergency” paid leave. Employees who were on continuing leaves of absence (e.g. medical, maternity/parental, vacation, bereavement), and/or a planned leave of absence outside the control of the District, will be eligible for paid leave against one’s own designated leave balances.
- What categories exempt me from work?
- 65 or Older
- Pre-existing condition such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, immune deficiency. Please forward medical verification to the Risk Management Department.
- If I am a regular employee and called in to work, but not needed for my entire regular work schedule, will I be paid only for the time I actually work?
No, you will be paid for your regular work hours.
- I am a CNS employee, how will I know if I have to report to work?
Site CNS coordinators will be calling you if they need you to report to work.