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I'm thinking about taking a period of absence (maybe the whole school year). I honestly don't care if it means losing my current position at my school, but I'm worried about how it will look wihen applying for teaching positions in the future.

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I feel the same way and truthfully I am now considering taking out my 403b. I know that is usually a bad thing. But I don't know if it's bad when it's your life.

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I completely understand. I am a high risk individual according to my doctor, and I am certainly very concerned with the return to in-person teaching. But I’ve been struggling with this stress for the past two months. Ever since our district stated their intention to return to in-person. And at this point I’m resigned to the very real possibility I might die should I contract this virus at work.

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I retired!😳 good timing huh?

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If you are immunocompromised, I’m sure it will be fully understandable. I’m sure a lot of teachers will be looking at doing the exact same thing. 

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You can request unpaid leave from your employer. It is covered under the federal family leave act.

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I thought the Family Leave Act was only 12 weeks.

thanks for the support, everyone. yes, i'm high risk due to a heart problem.

Yes, our district has a telework option and was accepting internal applications for this.

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