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Posted: February 19, 2019

Reporting Times for Employees During Inclement Weather

Safety needs to be first and foremost consideration.  Reporting times for APS employees during severe weather conditions varies depending on contract and work site. The following information outlines reporting times for employees on days when schools are delayed, released early or closed.

School and Administration Office Closings

If schools and administrative offices are closed, employees contracted to work 248 or more days a year shall take eight hours of annual or personal leave.

School Closings (Administration Offices Open)

If schools are closed for students, but administrative offices remain open:

  • School site administrators are expected to report for duty at their schools as close to their regular schedule as safely possible.
  • Custodial staff and clerical staff contracted to work 248 days or more a year are expected to report for duty at their schools as close to their regular schedule as safely possible.
  • All district administrative and support personnel are expected to report for duty as close their regular schedule as safely possible. This allows a maximum delay of two hours. Arriving late to work is only acceptable when severe weather causes hazardous driving conditions, not due to mechanical issues caused by cold weather.

If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

Abbreviated Days (2-Hour Delay)

If schools are on a two-hour delay:

  • All employees (school-based and non-school based) are expected to report for duty as close to their regular report time as is safely possible. This allows a maximum delay of two hours. Arriving late to work is only acceptable when severe weather causes hazardous driving conditions, not due to mechanical issues caused by cold weather.
  • If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall -take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

Early Dismissals

If administrative offices are dismissed early:

  • There will be no loss of pay or leave for those employees who reported to work.
  • If an employee does not report to work, she/he shall take eight hours of annual leave or one personal leave day.

If schools are dismissed early:

  • School-based staffs are also dismissed after the last student is picked up since the school will be locked up. This includes the principal, custodial staff, and clerical staff. There will be no loss of pay or leave for those employees who reported to work.
  • All district administrative and support personnel are expected to remain on duty at their work locations until their regular release time.