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Killeen ISD extends additional COVID-19 leave for employees

Killeen ISD
Posted at 9:04 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 22:04:20-05

KILLEEN, TX — The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees has voted to extend the eligibility options for COVID-19 leave for employees.

The decision was made during the board meeting Tuesday night.

Under the resolution, Killeen ISD employees are eligible to receive COVID leave if they are caring for a child whose school or daycare has closed due to COVID-19 and does not offer a virtual attendance option.

The district says the previous COVID-19 leave options expired when the federal law was sunset on December 31, 2020. Killeen ISD previously extended the paid sick leave portion of the law during last month's board meeting.

Employees who did not previously use all 10 weeks of Expanded Medical Leave for childcare needs through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in 2020 may apply for the extended leave from now through June 30. Applications must be requested through Human Resources.

The district says the extended leave is retroactive to January 1, 2021 and is encouraging employees who were previously absent for this qualifying childcare reasons to apply.