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Board Approves District COVID-19 Leave for 2021-22 School Year

The Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education approved at an August 9 called Board Meeting District COVID-19 Leave for exmployees. 

The resolution states that "the administration of the District is authorized to provide District employees unable to telework with up to ten (10) "District COVID-19 Leave" days, at the District’s expense, for either of the following events.

a. The employee tests positive for COVID-19 and is ordered to quarantine by the District, a medical professional, or the Arkansas Department of Health; or 

b. The employee is ordered to quarantine as a probable close contact or a close contact by the District, a medical professional, or the Arkansas Department of Health; or

c. The employee’s dependent child is ordered to quarantine as a possible close contact by the District, a medical professional, or the Arkansas Department of Health and no reasonable means of childcare is available to the employee; or

d. The employee’s dependent child’s school or daycare is closed for COVID-19 purposes or has restricted the dependent’s from attending the school or daycare for COVID-19 purposes and no reasonable means of childcare is available to the employee.  

A recording of the August 9 meeting can be found on the FSPS YouTube channel. 

A copy of the resolution can be found on the Agenda for the August 9 called board meeting.