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Personnel Issues During a School Closure

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TASB Legal answers questions regarding the legal principles relating to employee absences during an epidemic or school closing.

Many questions arise when schools are closed due to contagious illness, hurricanes, or other disasters. TASB Legal has updated their FAQ regarding the topic on TASB School Law eSource.  Questions answered include:

  • Whether a district is required to pay employees who do not work while a district is closed
  • Whether a district can pay a premium to employees who are required to work while a district is closed
  • Whether contract employees can work beyond their original end date without additional compensation

For answers to these questions and more, check out the full article Personnel Issues During Epidemics and School Closings

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Sarah James
Sarah James
Communications Specialist

Sarah James joined HR Services in 2019. Prior to that, she worked at a Central Texas school district for 11 years. She is responsible for managing web content, HR Services articles, HRX newsletter, social media accounts, and marketing efforts.

James has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Concordia University Texas in Austin.

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