Updates regarding childcare

Today we met with several district 196 administrators and directors to discuss the on-going need to support childcare in several of our elementary schools.

A plan is now in place to start 2-week rotations by 10-month clerical staff for childcare support.  This will start on Monday, April 13th.  If you are one of the first to be selected you will receive a phone call today or tomorrow from your principal/administrator.  If you do not receive a phone call, this means you have not been selected for the first rotation.  The district hopes to start contacting those selected for the next round, April 27th – May 8th, later next week. 

Staff needs may change due to a variety of factors, such as enrollment increases. If additional days are assigned, the district will communicate that information in a timely manner. 

If you have questions or concerns about your ability to work childcare, please refrain from calling human resources until you have received a call from your principal/administrator regarding you assigned rotation.  The HR department has been extremely busy returning calls and in many cases, it is taking a couple of days to get back to employees. 

As you know, we are continually receiving Covid-19 updates so this plan could change at any time, please monitor your district email daily.  You may also find additional resources for families and staff on the district 196 website using the Covid-19 link.

Thank you again for all you are doing to support families, students, and the district.


The RAVE CA Executive Board

Kathy Buske, Rose Buecksler, Kim Bowling, Julie Emry, Lorrie Buecksler


A message from your Executive Board

Message from your Executive Board

Now that Distance Learning is up and running, we understand many of you have questions and concerns about the work you are doing.

First, we would like to share with all of you that our board has been in daily contact with district administrators and are working hard to ensure fairness for all.

Next, the district will continue to update employees on the latest news and changes which may affect our clerical group; please make sure to check your work email daily.  If you have any concerns, please contact your immediate supervisor for additional guidance.  For those of you who have contacted Human Resources and have not heard back, please be patient as they are working as quickly as they can to follow up on your questions.  If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at 196RAVECA@gmail.com

In addition, our spring member meeting which was scheduled for April 28th has been postponed.  More information to come.

And last but not least, thank you all for your hard work, support and patience as we navigate our new normal.

Stay safe and healthy,

The RAVE CA Executive Board

Kathy Buske, Rose Buecksler, Kim Bowling, Julie Emry, Lorrie Buecksler

If you or a family member needs assistance with any personal situation, please reach out to our free Employee Assistance line at: 866 326-7194