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OUSD board to vote on $250 a month in 'hazard pay' for teachers at Wednesday, April 21, meeting

4 19 21 OUSD logoOjai Unified school board will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday, April 21, starting at 4:45 p.m. to consider ratifying an agreement for teachers to receive $250 a month in "hazard pay" from January to June 2021 if they work in-person at a school site and could potentially be a close contact wth students.

The memorandum of understanding can be viewed here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1swkbe5QFXKHVCKC1xqf8Bpi9DUv_sGEH/view

The school board approved a $200-a-month stipend on Jan. 25 for OUSD classified employees who could be in contact with students. The January OVN article can be read HERE

The meeting will open in open session, go into closed session after public comment, and then resume in public session at 5:30 p.m.

This Wednesday, April 21, meeting will be held via teleconference and live-streamed.

The agenda can be viewed at:

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1217276/1_4-21-21_agenda.pdf

(The Tuesday, April 20, meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will be an in-person meeting, with the public invited to meet in-person, and the meeting will not be live-streamed. The Tuesday meeting will be recorded for a later viewing. Read about that meeting HERE.)

The Wednesday, April 21, meeting, held at 414 E Ojai Ave., can be observed by the public via District YoutubeVideo: https://www.youtube.com/user/adminojaiusdorg

or via district Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ojaiusd.org

Public comments may be made via the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CCfKeZXXuRb167DjQXSDjggyD9OS3u9wFDiOcg1ESec/viewform?edit_requested=true

Comments will be received in two ways.

1. Prior to 4 p.m. the day of the meeting.

2. During the meeting in the Board Room at 414 E. Ojai Ave.

Because not all public comments are read aloud or not read in full at the meeting, people are also invited by the Ojai Valley News to submit their comments to the Ojai Valley News at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for publication in the OVN and/or OVN website.

Among the Wednesday, April 21, agenda items are:

• COVID-19-related funding

• State testing update for 2020-21

• Spanish-language preferred family survey results

• Consent calendar items, including:

— Memorandum of understanding between the Ojai Federation of Teachers and school district.

— Form to accept donation from estate of Nordhoff alum.

— $38,000 to Rock Tree Sky, an enrichment program that licenses Summit School.

— Chromebook purchase

— Amended request for quote for chrome books

— Teacher and classified assignments.

• Discussion of buying a school bus.

• Report on bond projects and qualified architects.

• Teachers and classified employees’ appreciation.