San Elizario ISD
Dear San Elizario ISD Employees,
Why did San Elizario ISD step-up for employees? #SEISDStepsUp4Employees Because Our Employees Matter!
We Care About You!
The last ten months have been challenging and heartbreaking. We have seen and personally witnessed and experienced the toll the pandemic has taken on our San Elizario ISD students, staff, and community. Despite the difficulties, it has been the Board of Trustees and one of the Administration's top priorities to take decisive action to keep all employees safe, informed, and with the ability to keep providing economic stability so employees can provide for their families with peace of mind.
These unprecedented times called for the district to concentrate and provide specific assistance and bringing awareness about nourishment, health, technology, and finances.
San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees
- The “multicolor track” schedule for employees was implemented on November 2, 2020, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
- San Elizario ISD established a disinfection program for all campuses which entails weekly disinfection of entire facilities with hospital-grade disinfectants. The weekly applications are added to daily cleaning for health protocols and additional to response due to confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- San Elizario ISD provided a safer workable space for all employees, teachers, and students by marking safe zones that encourage social distancing and protect from respiratory droplets through the installation of sneeze guards or barrier shields.
- San Elizario ISD Installed over 4,000 social distancing decals and markings indoors and outdoors throughout the district to facilitate adherence to social distancing guidelines.
- San Elizario ISD installed needlepoint bi-polar ionization (NPBI) devices to all HVAC units. NPBI devices improve indoor air quality in campuses and district facilities by cleaning indoor air and by helping combat pathogens such as COVID-19 and other viruses. This innovative technology supplements mitigation efforts currently in place.
- San Elizario ISD placed over 100 touchless hand sanitizing stations districtwide, in addition to providing hand sanitizer and disinfecting supplies in all classrooms.
- San Elizario ISD introduced thermal scanner technology at all campuses and facilities to complement building entry health screenings intended to prevent COVID-19 from entering the work environment.
- San Elizario ISD distributed face shields, nitrile gloves and cleaning and disinfection supplies to campuses for internal distribution to employees. Future distribution of TEA allocated personal protective equipment (PPE) is currently being coordinated. Face coverings, hand sanitizer, and face shields are among the equipment that will be delivered to all campuses and departments.
- San Elizario ISD prepared instructional spaces and cafeteria eating area set-ups to allow for social distancing; facilitating the monitoring of students as the number of students increase in the instructional environment.
- San Elizario ISD outfitted water fountains which allow fountains to be utilized solely as bottle fill stations. The measure prevents contact transmission by not allowing the drinking spout to come in contact with a person’s mouth and/ or saliva while stooping down to take a drink.
- San Elizario ISD continuously seeks ways to enhance prevention, mitigation, and response during the pandemic and is committed to sustain safeguards to provide a safe learning and working environment.
- San Elizario ISD established a Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic through the partnership with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health.
- San Elizario ISD is working with local health authorities to secure COVID-19 Vaccines for all employees. Employees who opt to take a COVID-19 vaccine coordinated through the district can do so during work hours.
The San Elizario ISD’s Board of Trustees approved six different compensation resolutions to address employee compensation matters such as:
- Continued compensation for all district employees during the district’s closure
- Premium pay for eligible employees
- Continued compensation for substitute employees who had worked for the district as of January 2019.
- Continued compensation of stipends for supplemental activities that were cancelled due to reasons out of the district’s control.
- The San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees took action to approve paid leave for employees who become exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace.
- The San Elizario ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to locally extend a portion of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employees who report COVID-19 related symptoms, diagnosis, or exposure may receive up to 10 days of paid leave if personal leave is not available to them.
- San Elizario ISD promoted the El Paso County Relief Assistance Fund which was supported by the County of El Paso, Family Independence Initiative (FII), EPISO/Border Interfaith, and the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation so that families experiencing financial hardship apply to receive $500 in cash.
While we continue to live with safety precautions, it is abundantly clear that the San Elizario ISD has taken and will continue to take the necessary measures to continue to be an employee-friendly district. Thank you for hanging on and being part of the San Elizario ISD. Please continue to help us mitigate the pandemic by using a face covering (cover the nose, mouth, and chin), social distancing, and the washing of hands consistently.
Keep soaring Eagles!
Dr. Jeannie Meza-Chavez
San Elizario Independent School District
Superintendent of Schools