Mountain View livestream glitches

The Mountain View School Board’s move to livestream the Monday, April 27, meeting glitched in allowing the pubic to access viewing. Members of the public, however, were able to email their questions and comments to the districts.

The district made the video of the meeting available on the school website.

Voigt said Monday’s meeting was the third virtual meeting of the board, but the first the district attempted to livestream.

On Monday, the board amended its April 13 decision on bus contractor pay. At that meeting, the board decided to pay bus drivers at 90 percent of their contracted pay, taking into consideration that – with the closure – the drivers did not have the expense of purchasing fuel, explained Superintendent Karen Voigt.

“The problem was that some drivers are paid on a 10 month basis and others 12 month,” Voigt explained via email Monday night. She said the district business director tried to recalculate making it fairer because 10 percent of May’s payment would be different. All drivers were paid to April 30.

At the April 27 meeting, the board amended the motion to approve a final payment to be made in May that would result in a one percent reduction in annual compensation for the drivers.

The board also voted to compensate van drivers in May at 90 percent of their average pay for the past three months, and prorated June payments based on average pay over the past three months.

Also on the agenda was the approval of the Superintendent Contract between Michael Elia and the district. Earlier this year, the board hired Elia to the superintendent’s post to replace Voigt, who is retiring at the end of June. Elia takes over the position on July 1.

The district also acknowledged receipt of a $6,000 Continuing Education Equity Grant.



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