Google+ No extra pay for Elkhart County Emergency Management workers Facebook Pinterest Facebook By Carl Stutsman – July 14, 2020 0 300 Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest (“The Fall of Madoff” by frankieleon, CC BY 2.0) The Elkhart County Council has voted against giving extra pay to several county workers for the additional hours they’ve put in during the COVID-19 pandemic.Emergency Management Director Jennifer Tobey proposed the additional pay to commissioners, noting that as a department head neither she nor many of her colleagues could ever have imagined the amount of work they’ve put in. Tobey said that she has regularly worked 16-18 hour days since mid march.The requested money would have come out of CARES act money given to the county from the federal government. Speaking against the additional pay, The Elkhart Truth reports Councilman Tom Stump suggested that the extra work is part of their job as they were hired to handle emergencies.The proposal fell with a 5-2 vote. WhatsApp Previous articleFour Winds New Buffalo opens its sports bookNext articleMan arrested for using stolen ID to take money from bank Carl Stutsman
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Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination.Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students.He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents.The Minister also reiterated that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) textbooks can still be used in preparation for PEP.“We have said that the GSAT textbooks are quite fine for the content. I’m saying for clarity, yes, the items have changed, but you can use the workbook for reinforcement of the knowledge, but understand that we are asking for more, not just to be able to indicate and say the answer is A, B, C, D… but to write out your answers, show your working and explain the reason for your answer,” Senator Reid said.“What PEP is going to do is provide the prism to get all our people to be trained at a high level. There is really no magic to it. It is a fundamental shift, and it’s not a shift that Jamaicans cannot manage,” he argued.PEP is the series of tests which has replaced GSAT as the national secondary-school entrance examination. It is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education. It comprises a Performance Task Test, Ability Task Test and a Curriculum-Based Test.After his presentation, the Minister handed out bursaries on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal to eight students.They are Vanessa Blissett from the Girls’ Brigade, Tajay Bailey from the Boys’ Brigade, Shanari Cameron from the Caribbean Maritime University, Jamoy Gordon from Port Royal Primary School, Alycia Rowe from Alpha Interact Club; Toni-Ann Marsden from Windward Road Primary School; Jevaughn Wint from the Scouts Association of Jamaica, and Sharick Smythe from Harbour View Primary School. He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students. Story Highlights