COVID-19 Emergency Leave

UPDATED: Employee Leave Information

In order to help protect public health and safeguard the well-being of public-school employees, the North Carolina State Board of Education authorized State of Emergency Leave in response to the pandemic.

On April 30, the board approved an extension until May 31 of its emergency sick leave policy, which is allowing districts to continue to pay and provide benefits to eligible staff who cannot work remotely, who have child-care or elder-care needs, are at high risk of COVID-19 and others.

Under the extension, the maximum number of hours available to employees has been increased from 168 to 328.

Click here for an FAQ document with more information. 

Click here for a letter for hourly classified employees