Blue Valley teachers union urges district to use relief funds to extend staff paid leave up to 10 days

The Blue Valley National Education Association is requesting the district use its emergency funds to extend paid leave up to 10 days if staff must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19. The request comes as schools across Johnson County have struggled to stay open as an astounding number of staff have been absent daily due to the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. File photo.

The Blue Valley National Education Association is requesting the district use emergency pandemic relief funds to extend paid leave up to 10 days if staff must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.

In letter sent to the Blue Valley Board of Education over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the teachers union urged the district to use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Reliefs funds for additional sick days for all classified and certified staff.