Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

DoDEA schools won’t close for furloughs this school year

Apr. 11, 2013 - 05:26PM   |  
  • Filed Under

The director of Defense Department schools has confirmed that schools will not close for any days during the remainder of this school year due to sequestration-imposed furloughs for staff, according to an email sent April 11.

But school officials don’t know how the furloughs — requiring up to 14 days without pay for DoD employees — will affect the beginning of next school year.

“I want to assure you that our furlough planning for school year 2013-14 will provide for a full year of academic credit for students and maintain school accreditation standards,” wrote Marilee Fitzgerald, director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, in an email to all DoDEA employees.

A copy was obtained by Military Times.

DoDEA will avoid closing schools this spring by not furloughing employees who work 9.5 months — including teachers, school nurses and counselors — during the remainder of the school year. “Thus, there will be no instructional loss this school year, and schools will remain open and in full operation,” Fitzgerald wrote.

It remains unclear how or if officials would fit furlough days for the 9.5-month employees into the new school year. In most cases, there are only seven to eight weeks between the first day of school and the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, the deadline for taking all the required furlough days

DoD guidelines state employees would take one furlough day per week through Sept. 30 if the White House and Congress cannot agree on a budget deal that would repeal sequestration.

Twelve-month employees could start furloughs as early as mid-June. DoD officials announced March 28 that notices of proposed furloughs are delayed until early to mid-May, and they would not begin any earlier than mid- to late June. DoD also reduced the required number of furlough days to 14 from the original 22.

Fitzgerald wrote that officials don’t know how the proposed furloughs will affect employees on an 11-month work schedule — for example, principals.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In Pay & Benefits

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

'Get on the trail'
Drill sergeant duty is tough, but offers serious rewards

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook