Human Resources Subcommittee

Guiding Principles

The Superintendent's Teaching and Learning in Safe Environments Human Resources Subcommittee will make thoughtful, intentional, and deliberate efforts to recommend teaching and learning conditions for EESD schools to reopen safely. The Subcommittee will use the following guiding principles as a foundation for their recommendations to the Superintendent:

Health & Safety: Adhere to public health orders and rely on guidance and recommendations from public health officials.
Flexibility: Provide reasonable accommodations to individual students, families, and employees in response to their unique situations.
Well-Being and Support: Support the social and emotional well-being of our students, staff, and community.
Learning: Provide high-quality instruction aligned with California State Standards.

Subcommittee’s Charge

The Superintendent's Teaching and Learning in Safe Environments Human Resources Subcommittee will be responsible to meet the following charge:

The Human Resources Committee will focus on anything related to staffing, contract agreements, transfers, layoffs, etc.
The Committee will develop plans for staff members who are at risk and are resistant to returning to work.
The Committee will provide staff training to newly established policies, regulations, and protocols related to COVID-19


Meeting agendas and information presented will be presented to the Superintendent's Teaching and Learning in Safe Environments Advisory Committee. The Committee will make presentations to the community and to the Board on a needed basis.


The Human Resources Subcommittee will be composed of Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Classified Support Staff, Technology Team members, and Educational Services.

Subcommittee Members

Name Site/Department/Group
Cesar Torrico Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Howie Greenfield Principal
Cindy Otewalt Teacher (Elementary)
Hye Han Teacher (RSP Middle School)
Allison Sutton Teacher (Elementary)
Suzanne Lima Teacher (Elementary)
Chris Quick Nurse
Pauline Benton Purchasing Analyst
Cassie Giannotta Health Clerk
Lisa Oshita School Secretary
Maria Bettencourt Instructional Assisant-Special Education
Diane Hobbs Library Media Assistant


Dates: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom Teleconference

Check the Timeline for event details.

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