Frisco ISD maintenance employees will receive premium pay for their work during the Jan. 13-15 freeze.

The district’s board of trustees voted to give time and a half pay to employees who worked during last month’s winter storms during a Feb. 5 board meeting. FISD campuses had pipes that needed to be serviced, and about 15 employees worked overnight to ensure the district could open for classes on Tuesday, Jan. 16, said Kimberly Smith, chief finance and strategy officer.

“Because our maintenance staff did such a good job, we were able to open all campuses without any closures,” board member Stephanie Elad said.

The background

Board policy allows the district to pay time and a half to maintenance employees when an emergency closure is declared. Since the district’s schools did not close, district officials needed to bring a resolution to the board to approve the additional compensation, Smith said.

The resolution allows the district to pay the employees for work done outside of their regular contract hours, she said.