Trustees appoint new WHS assistant principal, staffing agency agreement

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The Winter Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Thursday, June 24 to take action on budget items, a new high school administrator position and a staffing agency agreement.

Trustees approved the appointment of Andy Haas as the new Assistant Principal at Winters High School (WHS) effective July 1.

Lisa Dennis, Human Resources Administrator, said that the district received 15 applicants to the initial job posting on EdJoin and the District website.

According to Dennis, Haas recently served as the TriCounty Regional Occupational Program Coordinator in Sutter County. Prior to that he worked as as a teacher at McKenney Intermediate School and River Valley High School.

“Andy’s experience with CTE pathways and his dedication to student success will be a tremendous asset to the Winters High School students and staff,” said Dennis.

Trustees also approved a professional services agreement with Bolt Staffing to begin as of July 1 thru Dec. 21 of this year.

Dennis, the school system’s human resources coordinator, said that in light of the current shortage of qualified employees, the school district felt it would be highly beneficial to establish a contract with Bolt Staffing.

The fiscal impact would reflect a 60 percent mark up on an hourly rate, and an Affordable Care Act surcharge of 25 cents per hour worked per an invoice. According to Dennis, Bolt created the proposal based on a request to pay employees in at a range of $16-$18 an hour.

The school district currently is looking to cover their responsibility to provide staff for the Healthy Davis Together testing previously approved by Trustees. Winters JUSD needs to provide staff to register students, administer tests and to be at the testing site locations. The staffing costs are covered by a $250K grant from Healthy Davis Together through the end of December.

Dennis said the plan is to offer the work to current Winters JUSD employees first, and then have Bolt provide staff to fill in the gaps.

“This is a back up if we aren’t able to fill those with our own employees we will then utilize this service to provide this staffing,” said Dennis.

Plans are to begin the testing in the second session of summer school to work out the challenge, and then roll out in the fall.

The testing is voluntary and students will need to register. Healthy Davis Together is already providing testing at school sites in Davis and Woodland.

In other business, Trustees approved:

  • The 2021/22 Proposed Budget for the General Fund No.1, Child Development Fund No.12, Cafeteria Fund No.13, Bond Fund No.21, Capital Facilities Fund No.25, Health & Safety/Redevelopment Agency Fund No.26, Special Reserve Fund No.40, and the Bond Interest & Redemption Fund No.51.
  • Board Resolution No. 1151-21 for the Estimated 2021/22 Education Protection Account (EPA) Revenues and Accountability Requirements and Approval of Estimated EPA Expenditure Budget.
  • An agreement for architectural services for Measure W projects with Studio W Architects.
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