CMS board passes local emergency leave procedures

CMS board passes local emergency leave procedures

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a virtual board meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education passed a local emergency leave plan Tuesday that can award up to 80 hours of paid leave for eligible staff.

It applies to hourly workers, non-exempt employees serving in a full-time or part-time capacity and addresses the issue of reduced hours for staff who are unable to work remotely.

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Officials said staff can get paid. It can also be used by hourly employees who have to be quarantined, are caring for a family member impacted by COVID-19 or need to be at home watching their child. This paid leave can be applied retroactively.

The CMS board decision is in addition to the emergency-leave plan that the state board of education passed Friday, which allows up to 168 hours of paid leave between April 1 and April 30 for eligible staff.

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For those wondering if this applies to you and what the conditions are, officials said they will send out a comprehensive email to all employees and that would include a toll-free number you can call for questions.