KCS Employee Leave 2021

Please note that the following guidance applies only to leave directly related to COVID-19.

Federal and statewide update (January 2021)

The federal leave provisions from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) were not extended beyond December 31, 2020 by the latest federal stimulus legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFML) are no longer available to county board of education employees.

If employees are exposed to COVID-19 and need to quarantine or if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, employees can utilize any accrued leave available to them.

If employees have child care issues due to COVID-19, the leave options available to them are limited to any accrued leave available to them.

If leave is not available, the employee would need to take leave without pay. 

Additional KCS Employee Leave Information 

In addition, the KCS administration granted full-time employees an additional 3 days of personal leave and part-time employees an additional 1.5 days to use by June 30th, 2021. The leave is available now and can be viewed in your 'Employee Information - Leave' section within the Employee Portal and will appear on the January 10 paycheck. You can use these days as you’d like, but this is being done with the recognition that some employees may need this in the upcoming year to apply toward COVID situations that they may not have the necessary leave to cover. Employees should still try their best to keep leave available for emergencies, whether they be COVID-related or otherwise. On June 30, 2021, this leave will not entirely disappear; it will rollover into your sick leave.

As always, we thank you for all that you do for Kanawha County Schools. If you have questions about COVID-related leave, please contact the KCS HR Department at or

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