The National School Boards Association (NSBA), along with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and Association for Educational Service Agencies (AESA), sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting that they include temporary and targeted liability relief for school districts within the next round of COVID-19 aid legislation. Congressional lawmakers have been considering whether to include liability protections for employers and postsecondary institutions. As the issue of reopening schools takes further prominence in these debates, similar liability protections will be crucial for public school districts, one of the nation's largest employers, to ensure state, school, and district leaders can reopen safely later this year and implement necessary protocols to protect students and staff. 
 
At the state level, PSBA has been working with legislators in the General Assembly to introduce a proposal in both the House and Senate that would provide liability protections for school districts during the pandemic. PSBA will continue to report on this issue as details on proposed state legislation become available.
 
Take a deeper dive into this issue by joining PSBA next Wednesday, July 22 at noon for a webinar to discuss COVID-19 liability as it relates to schools. Click here for details and to register. 

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