The Palm Beach County School Board met virtually with the Classroom Teachers Association on Wednesday to discuss options for teachers and other school staff when campuses reopen.
As it was laid out by the school district during the workshop, all employees have three return-to-work options.
They can apply for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, if they have a pre-existing condition as defined by the CDC.
Those over the age of 65 who are considered high-risk can apply for remote programs.
The third option is to take unpaid medical leave for the rest of the year without jeopardizing their jobs.
Public comments during the workshop lasted for two hours and 67 percent of teachers said they want to return to brick-and-mortar classrooms.
Here is more information on those options:
- Apply for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, outlined by pre-existing conditions defined by the CDC. These requests will be approved by an ADA coordinator.
- Employees over 65 years old who are considered high-risk can apply for remote programs. Superintendent Donald Fennoy is putting together a committee from HR, legal and other depts who will be responsible for approving those applications.
- Take paid sick/medical leave
- Take extended unpaid leave for the rest of the year without jeopardizing jobs.
An exact date for when students will be welcomed back to campuses is still unknown.
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