Blue Valley teachers will get extra leave next year due to increased absences caused by COVID-19

All Blue Valley staff will receive up to five additional leave days to help employees cope with increased absences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic starting at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. File photo.

Starting at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, all Blue Valley returning staff will receive additional leave days to help employees cope with the increased staffing absences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, the Blue Valley Board of Education authorized the use of federal pandemic relief funds for schools to give both classified and certified staff, except for administrators, five additional leave days for the upcoming school year.