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Employee Expectations As of March 25, 2020

Employee Expectations As of March 25, 2020
Posted on 03/25/2020
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Windham Northeast Supervisory Union

25 Cherry Street, Bellows Falls VT 05101

Phone: 802-463-9958


Date: March 25, 2020

To: All WNESU Employees

Re: Governor's ADDENDUM 6 TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 01-20 

[Stay Home/Stay Safe]



Good afternoon WNESU Employees,


Last night Governor Scott gave the following Executive Order:

“To preserve the public health and safety, to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, and to help protect those at the highest risk and vulnerability, Vermonters are directed to stay at home or in their place of residence, leaving only for essential reasons such as personal safety; groceries or medicine; curbside pick-up of goods, meals or beverages; medical care; exercise; care of others; and work, as set forth further below. Vermonters shall significantly restrict normal activities outside the home or place of residence, consistent with CDC guidance, to help stop the spread of the virus.”  

In addition, the Secretary of Education has directed all Superintendents to begin planning for an extended period of school closure. It is expected that this decision will be made on or before April 15, 2020. Under this Executive Order, Addendum 6, school staff may work at school facilities to support this work and the work of maintaining the operational readiness of school facilities while following the recommended social distancing protocols.  As Superintendent, I am directing all employees to telework or work from home to the greatest extent possible. “It is the expectation that you will maintain student educational progress consistent with Addendum 6 through the week of April 13 while you complete and begin to execute your continuity of learning plans.”  (Sec. Dan French).

Under the current order, we will continue to follow the current plan that WNESU has in place for meals, keeping buildings clean and educational distance learning. This schedule and plan should be maintained until further direction from the Governor. 

In order to maintain operational readiness for the WNESU Central Office, as soon as we have the technology in place to do so, all WNESU office employees will only physically go to the office to pick up and drop off work. 

I want to send all of you my sincere thanks and gratitude for all that you are doing.  I know how difficult this has been for everyone. We will continue to move forward, adjust and get through this together.   Please take care of yourself. Remember, we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others.  

Just to be clear, the only things that change to our current plan are operations of the WNESU office, and even more limited access to school buildings.  I understand that there will be times when you will have to enter school buildings, but please try your best to limit that as much as possible when you can.  If you have any questions, please contact your building administrator and they will work with Lynn and me to address them if needed.

To read the full Executive Order please go to https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-6-executive-order-01-20


Sincerely, 

Chris Pratt, WNESU, Superintendent 

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