• Teacher & Support Staff COVID-19 Hazard Pay

     

    The Michigan Department of Treasury recently released details regarding the process for teachers and school support staff to access the one-time hazard pay for teachers and support staff included in Public Act 166 of 2020. Public Act 166 of 2020 calls for a one-time $500.00 hazard pay to be paid out to eligible teaching staff and a one-time $250.00 hazard pay to be paid out to eligible school support staff to recognize the additional time spent outside of normal working hours and additional costs teachers have incurred as a result of the school closure in the spring of 2020.

    Teachers will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:

    1. Prior to the issuance of executive order 2020-35, the teacher performed at least 75% of their standard instructional workload in a brick and mortar classroom at the District.
    2. After issuance of executive order 2020-35, (April 2, 2020), the teacher developed tools and methods to deliver distance learning, take-home packets, or other methods described in the District's continuity of learning plan.
    3. The teacher certifies to the District, via the Form 5734, that he or she worked additional time spent outside of normal working hours, experienced hazardous conditions, or incurred additional costs related to ensuring students could effectively participate in the District's continuity of learning plan during the period of April 2, 2020 – June 30, 2020. This form will be reviewed by the district for eligibility. 
      If the teacher was employed in a part-time capacity, the hazard pay will be prorated to meet their portion fulfilled.

    School support staff will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:

    1. Prior to the issuance of executive order No. 2020-35, the school support staff (a K-12 full-time or part-time para-professional, aide, or non-instructional staff) performed at least 75% of their workload in a brick and mortar school building at a district.
    2. The school support staff certifies to the District, via the Form 5734,that after the issuance of executive order 2020-35, (from April 2, 2020 – June 30, 2020), he or she worked additional time spent outside of normal working hours, experienced hazardous conditions, or incurred additional costs related to providing student services during the COVID19 pandemic. This form will be reviewed by the district for eligibility. 
      If the support staff was employed in a part-time capacity, the hazard pay will be prorated to meet their portion fulfilled.

    Timeline:

    • November 5, 2020Form 5734 is emailed to eligible staff and mailed via USPS to all staff who have terminated employment, but may still be eligible.
    • December 4, 2020- Completed Google Form is due - or hard copy form for staff who are no longer employed by BAS, must be mailed to the district:

      Brighton Area Schools
      Human Resources Dept.
      125 S. Church Street #201
      Brighton MI 48116
      Form must be received by December 4, 2020. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

    • February 25, 2021- The Michigan Department of Treasury estimates mailing checks on or about February 25, 2021 to the address of residency provided via the Form 5734.

    Upon reviewing each submitted Form 5734, if the district determines that you do not meet the eligibility requirements released by the Michigan Department of Treasury you will be notified via email. If you did not receive a form and feel that you are eligible, you must file a formal appeal with the district.  Please use this link to download the Google Appeal Form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXyxHgMDMb4Kq4fnhz454PZ2D-kAy_I_3TH50WXh-QWKBuNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

    This appeal must be received by no later than December 1, 2020.