What are the requirements for teachers to check-in with students who are part of a virtual model?
- Teachers are expected to engage in substantive daily interaction
Can staff members use specific sick/PTO/FMLA for time lost to COVID-19?
- Through December 31, 2020, employees will be reviewed to see if they qualify for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)Paid Sick Leave. If a person meets the criteria for the leave they will be paid:
- Up to 80 hours of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
- Up to 80 hours of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
If parents opt for in-person learning will the classroom teacher be responsible for both in-person and virtual instruction or will teaching assignments be modified/shifted?
- A teacher may not teach both in person and remote. It will depend on the numbers of students in person and electing for remote.
Will extra nursing and custodial staff be added to school buildings to help maintain the health and well-being of students and staff?
- It is dependent on what type of model will be followed. If the District follows a hybrid model where high schools have virtual instruction, then nurses from schools that don’t have students will be redeployed to schools that do have students.