A department of education staff member requested information on whether states are identifying school employees, including teachers, as essential workers. There was also an interest in which governmental entity is responsible for identifying essential workers (e.g., local education agencies, governors, state education agencies (SEAs), etc). Our response includes examples of enacted legislation in other states that are exploring the issue. To provide timely assistance to our constituents, State Information Requests are typically completed in 48 hours. They reflect an issue scan versus a comprehensive analysis.

 PUBLISHED: July 22, 2020




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