1910 - Personnel Use of Leave COVID-19 Policies

Last Updated: 11/4/2020 4:11 PM

Belgrade School District #44

COVID-19 Emergency Measures       1910

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Personnel Use of Leave

The School District has adopted the protocols outlined in this policy to govern during the term of the declared public health emergency to inform School District staff about leave options. The supervising teacher, principal, superintendent or designated personnel are authorized to implement this policy. 

District Leave 

School District staff may utilize accumulated leave granted in accordance with Montana law, District policy, a Collective Bargaining Agreement, or applicable Memorandum of Understanding through the regular procedures governing the type of leave requested. 

Federal Law Controls Federal Leave Provisions 

The Board of Trustees has adopted this policy and related forms on the referenced date based on the law and available federal and state guidance as of the date of such adoption. Federal and state guidance can change following adoption of this policy and forms. To the extent that any subsequently adopted guidance or federal regulation or other controlling interpretation of the law results in a conflict between such guidance, regulation or controlling interpretation and this policy or forms, the provisions of the guidance, regulation or controlling interpretation controls to the extent of any such conflict.  The School District shall take reasonable steps to ensure that staff are notified of any change in guidance or federal regulation or other controlling interpretation of the law that creates a conflict with any provision of this policy of forms. 

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

In accordance with Federal law, employees may be eligible for two weeks of paid sick leave capped at 80 hours paid at the employee's regular rate of pay when the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined in accordance with a Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider, and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. 

Employees may be eligible for two weeks of paid sick leave capped at 80 hours paid 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 in accordance with a 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, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor. 

Eligible employees may request leave available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by completing Policy 1910F1 – Emergency Paid Sick Leave 

Emergency Family Medical Leave 

Employees may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee's regular rate of pay when the employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19. 

Eligible employees may request leave available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by completing Policy 1910F2 – Emergency Family Medical Leave. 

 

 

Legal Reference:         Families First Coronavirus Response Act 24

 

Cross Reference:         Policy 1910F1 – Emergency Paid Sick Leave Form
                                     Policy 1910F2 - Emergency Family Medical Leave Form
                                     Policy 1909 – Human Resources and Personnel
                                     Policy 5321 – Leaves of Absence
                                     Policy 5328 – Family Medical Leave Act
                                     Policy 5329 – Long Term Illness
                                     Policy 5330 – Maternity and Paternity Leave
                                     Policy 5334 - Vacations 33

 

Policy History:

Adopted on:             05-01-2020
Reviewed on:
Revised on:              08-20-2020
Terminated on: