Richardson ISD Allowing Teachers To Take Year Off Over COVID Concerns

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

The Richardson ISD will let some teachers take the year off if they have concerns about COVID-19.

The school board for the Richardson ISD has approved an option for teachers or other school employees to take a one-year, un-paid furlough if they're worried about the prospect of contracting COVDI-19 while on campus.

The district will hold a position for those employees to return to paid work next year, but they won't be guaranteed the same school or assignment.

A survey of teachers found that about 38% were very concerned about face-to-face instruction.