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NC School Workers Will Be Paid During Coronavirus Closure. But How Long Will That Last?

North Carolina school districts are finding ways to pay employees while schools are closed this month, but employees are worried about how long that will last with the closures expected to continue.

The State Board of Education and state Department of Public Instruction told school districts to consider the weekdays that schools are closed through March 30 to be teacher workdays. This means salaried employees like teachers will continue to be paid and hourly employees will get paid if they work.

“We call on our valued teachers — who fortunately will continue to be compensated for their work during the crisis even as many of our friends and neighbors are losing their jobs or having their compensation adversely affected — to be flexible and to be innovative and to continue to serve our students,” state board chairman Eric Davis said Wednesday.

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