MSD working with teachers on return to classroom

MEDFORD, Ore. —Medford School District is working on its safety plan for teachers returning to school.

MSD says that no teacher should have to choose between their health and their job.

It’s working in collaboration with it’s teachers union, the Medford Education Association, to figure out guidelines.

Its plan will let teachers know resources available to them, if they are uncomfortable returning to the classroom.

“It could be applying for transfers to a virtual teaching environment, it could be taking family medical leave, the Oregon family leave, it could be applying for consideration under the American with Disabilities Act, it could be taking a leave of absence, there’s I think 7 or 9 different options,” says Debbie Simons, with MSD.

MSD says staff will start hearing about available resources to them, next week.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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