Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to ensure employees have the information needed to make the best and most informed decisions. Despite the loss of school days, our current plan is designed to keep our employees engaged and working wherever possible so that employees can maintain pay and benefits.
The following provides information from Human Resources as it relates to frequently asked questions for all employees.
Will my pay be impacted?
Our goal is to keep our employees engaged and working wherever possible as we move through this crisis.
Employees who choose not to work during this time may utilize leave options or take unpaid time.
Employees with regular assignments who are willing to work and are waiting for work may engage in professional learning opportunities. Professional learning hours are flexible. Professional learning opportunities is considered work and is paid time.
Will I continue to receive benefits?
Yes, employees who are eligible for benefits and continue to work and/or take leave will continue to receive benefits.
What if I am sick or do not work?
Leave provisions apply in accordance with each collective bargaining agreement.
If you have an extenuating circumstance, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will we be required to make up missed student days?
Per OSPI: We do not anticipate there will be make up days scheduled for the school closure.
Will I have access to my work site and district resources?
School buildings and district offices will remain closed at this time. For access to buildings, employees need to coordinate with building administrators. Access is granted for essential and necessary services only and as deemed by building administrators.
As a classified employee, what are my options for continued engagement/work?
Options for work:
- Seek guidance from building or department administrator.
- Work remotely with the guidance of certificated staff to provide service and instruction to students. This requires supervisor approval.
- Approved professional development.
As a certificated employee, what are my duties and responsibilities?
Certificated staff are expected to provide learning opportunities for students as agreed upon by BSD and BEA.
Certificated staff may also participate in professional development or perform other duties related to their work.
Am I able to work at a site?
Unless you are providing an essential service as defined by the District and state, employees will work remotely.
Will we have spring break?
Spring break will continue per the BSD calendar.
For general questions regarding my work, who do I contact?
Please contact your direct supervisor.
If I am a substitute in a long-term assignment will I be paid?
Substitutes who are in certificated long-term assignments will continue to provide instructional support where possible and will be paid. Contact your principal for further direction.
Substitutes who are scheduled to begin certificated long-term assignments will fill those assignments and provide instructional support where possible and will be paid. Contact your principal for further direction.
If I am a substitute and have accrued sick leave, can I use it?
I am currently on leave and believe I can resume responsibilities, what do I do?
Contact your direct supervisor and Alex Nicoara (email@example.com) for review.
How should I stay informed with updated information from the District?
The district will provide regular updates via Bellevue School District email correspondence. Employees will be notified of changes through their BSD email.
Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the latest updates.
Where can I get more information regarding Covid-19 or Health Guidelines?
All BSD employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program:
Confidential, professional help, 24 hours a day: 1-800-553-7798