STAFF JOB ACTIONS
It should be understood that the
Action Regarding Work Stoppage
The initial decision as to whether or
not schools will remain open will be made by the Superintendent of Schools or
his/her designee in consultation with the Chair of the
The decision as to what schools will
remain open will be made by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee
after consultation with the Chair of the
It is understood that no Board member other than the Chair (or designee) will issue any press release or statements with regard to the work stoppage. The Chair and the Superintendent (or designee) are authorized to make joint statements that they deem to be in the best interest of the Board. In the absence of the Chair, the Superintendent (or designee) may operate under this authorization.
Unauthorized Staff Absences
The Board is committed to upholding RSA 273-A:13, which prohibits any strike, job action or withholding of services by a public employee.
Any employee of the Board who engages in a strike, job action, withholds services, absents himself/herself without leave or authorization, or declines to perform all of his/her duties and responsibilities will be acting contrary to the law of the state.
Any employee who so acts will:
1. Suffer a deduction in salary for every day he/she is absent from work.
2. Have an official reprimand placed in his/her permanent record.
3. At the discretion of the School Board, be subject to immediate discharge for violating state law.
During school hours, staff members shall not discuss any local school district labor disputes, unrest, job actions, strikes, or reasons for same. Any employee who so acts is subject to the above disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
Adoption Date: April 8, 1993
Amended: October 8, 2009